Saturday, April 17, 2021

A Day in the Life

I love Steven McRae and I love seeing even a little of the work that goes on behind the scenes in the life of a consummate artist -



Saturday, April 10, 2021

Music for a While

 


Henry Purcell Music for a While (1692)

Music for a while
Shall all your cares beguile.

Wond'ring how your pains were eas'd
And disdaining to be pleas'd
Till Alecto free the dead
From their eternal bands,
Till the snakes drop from her head,
And the whip from out her hands.

Music for a while
Shall all your cares beguile.

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Sea Shanties and Vaccination Science

 If you loved this - 


I think you'll love this -



Monday, March 29, 2021

Artist Spotlight - What the Witch Saw by Thomas Heitler

Excellent artist spotlight here on the Quindrie Press Kickstarter page.


To get hold of your print copy and PDF of Thomas Heitler's What the Witch Saw for the bargain price of £8. visit the Kickstarter page here. Only 3 days to go!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Stay at Home at Wigtown


This week, at Wigtown's virtual Big DoG Festival 2021, Stay at Home went online.

 


This collection of Stories and Poems for Lockdown is aimed at children aged 8-12. It is published by Cranachan Press, edited by Joan Haig and illustrated by Darren Gate.

if you'd like your own copy of the free ebook, you can get one here. There is also a Reading Resource Pack with Task Maps to help beleaguered teachers. 

There's something for everyone, as the saying goes. For this family's contributions, you can hear Callum Heitler at 34.19 with his story 'Picking the Right Pan' and then I'm at 50.06 with 'On the Roof'.  Enjoy! 

Saturday, March 20, 2021

The First Trapped Bumblebee

This week I'm over on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure with waiting and bumblebees on my mind.



Beatrix Potter The Tale of Mrs Tittlemouse (1910) 
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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Discover Instruments - Cello


Sheku Kanneh-Mason - I remember when he won the BBC Young Musicion in 2016.  Here he is talking about how he makes the sounds that he does on his cello.