early 2020 summary
... 2020 began with the experience of hearing my composition, Secret Histories, performed by the Grit Orchestra, part of the opening concert of Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall. Quite a thing. The orchestra went on to perform at Glasgow's Barrowlands a couple of nights later, reprising the much loved repertoire of the late Martyn Bennett.
A variety of interesting encounters followed: meeting and improvising with Routes Quartet, a day with students at Newcastle University, a run of gigs with the Tannahill Weavers, followed most recently with an enjoyable gigs at the Traverse Theatre with guitarist, Graeme Stephen and in Leith with Don Patterson's Quartet... the journey continues, the music gets better... Hope to see you along the way before too long if you're reading!
p.s. do pop over to the 'music' page and pick up one of the 6 albums of original music available there, perfect to accompany periods of quiet reflection we may encounter...
photo of Grit Ochestra by, ABCassidy Photography