I have succumbed to the most popular enquiry on here. ‘What stuff do you practice?’
A Buccina in the Museum of Germanities – Stuttgart. One of the best musical instrument collections in Europe. I wonder what these would be like in The Pines of Rome?
Things have changed a lot recently and I have been travelling much more than usual. In two months, I have been to Scotland four times, Hof in Germany three times, Stuttgart, Nuremburg, Malta, Birmingham a couple of times, Manchester, London and, oh yes, a couple of solo engagements and recording session in Liverpool of all places!
Hedley Benson & I with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
I might add that I went from 20 degrees in Malta to minus twenty degrees in Hof, Germany, in January. That was a noticeable change!
In the Walker Art Gallery with composer and long time collaborator Ailis Ni Riain
All this travel has meant that I have seen many new things and been forced to try lots of different food!
The sad news is we had to say goodbye to Scooby in December. We will take a long time to get over him but he had a good life and was almost sixteen!