Category Archives: Music People

New Music: Poundstore Riot & Rowan Ross

On the occasions I’m asked what might be required of those who desire a career in what is now typically referred to as the music industries plural I tend to invoke the name of a guy I first met as

New Music: Poundstore Riot & Rowan Ross

On the occasions I’m asked what might be required of those who desire a career in what is now typically referred to as the music industries plural I tend to invoke the name of a guy I first met as

New Music: Rowan Ross

Years ago I was walking through Stirling town centre and was attracted by the sound of a young busker singing Smells Like Teen Spirit while accompanying himself on violin. Yes, you read that correctly, violin. His name as it now

New Music: Rowan Ross

Years ago I was walking through Stirling town centre and was attracted by the sound of a young busker singing Smells Like Teen Spirit while accompanying himself on violin. Yes, you read that correctly, violin. His name as it now

Ashley Little: The Class Of 2006

On the first day of the first term in my first year teaching at UWS I walked into an old Porta-Cabin on the grounds of the now-defunct Craigie Campus in Ayr. My undeniable sweet tooth for the 1960’s glass and

Ashley Little: The Class Of 2006

On the first day of the first term in my first year teaching at UWS I walked into an old Porta-Cabin on the grounds of the now-defunct Craigie Campus in Ayr. My undeniable sweet tooth for the 1960’s glass and

Eddie Trayner: How To See Far

I wrote this piece in 2008 after my friend Eddie Trayner passed away. It was written partly (mostly) in tribute, partly (mostly) as catharsis. The plan was to save this for a Hearts & Minds project that may still come

Eddie Trayner: How To See Far

I wrote this piece in 2008 after my friend Eddie Trayner passed away. It was written partly (mostly) in tribute, partly (mostly) as catharsis. The plan was to save this for a Hearts & Minds project that may still come

Bobby Henry

This piece originally appeared my BBC Blog on 27.09.11 One day they’ll give me the chance to make a radio series about members of the community of musicians and artists who are, for many, a touch off-piste but who nevertheless

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Bobby Henry

This piece originally appeared my BBC Blog on 27.09.11 One day they’ll give me the chance to make a radio series about members of the community of musicians and artists who are, for many, a touch off-piste but who nevertheless

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