Elephant Sessions

We saw Elephant Sessions live at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen last night. It was excellent! Elephant Sessions is a Scottish indie-folk band and I would describe their music as a mix between folk and dance music. It's entirely instrumental with Euan Smillie on the violin, Alasdair Taylor on the mandolin, Seth Tinsley on bass,… Continue reading Elephant Sessions

Ross Ainslie live in Braemar

Ross Ainslie live in Braemar

We went to a Scottish folk music concert in Braemar last night and it was amazing, to use Daniel's words. We were worried Daniel and Elizabeth would find it boring or want to leave early but they both loved it. Daniel even described it as a great memory he'll never forget. Ross Ainslie played with… Continue reading Ross Ainslie live in Braemar

Music from Pride and Prejudice

I love Pride and Prejudice. It's my favourite book. I've read it numerous times and I've seen the Greer Garson 1940s film as well as the Keira Knightly 2005 movie several times; Elizabeth is partly named after my grandmother Elizabeth and partly after Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. I've also seen the BBC mini… Continue reading Music from Pride and Prejudice

The Man from Snowy River: a film, a poem, and piano music

We watched another 1980s classic film today, The Man From Snowy River. This is an Australian film made in 1982 and based on a poem by Banjo Paterson. It's an Australian classic which I can remember watching as a child. All Australians are familiar with Paterson's poem and anyone who has had piano lessons in… Continue reading The Man from Snowy River: a film, a poem, and piano music