I've recently been carrying out some fieldwork to assist musician/composer Rob Mackay and Andy King, BBC Radio 3 in finding out about music associated with native islanders.
The reviews for my book are coming in. Here's what some readers had to say. Hope you find them inspiring and are motivated to order a copy.
It was July 2007 when I had the idea to write the story about my bleed on the brain. By then, I had given up my career as a music teacher and performer. The book would encompass that story too.
Stay tuned for more information on my upcoming memoir. Currently with the book designer & typesetter, my memoir will be published next month, July 2023. Excited
Commercial quality audio track available for download from Bandcamp. Split screen video available to view on videos page. Collaboration by 38 musicians from 4 countries.
Karen Steven's New Scottish Fiddle Tunes, book published.
Successful audition with, Music in Hospitals and Care Scotland (MIHC), to bring music performance to audiences in Aberdeen city, alongside accompanist, Anne Taylor (keyboard)
Aberdeen City Council, Creative Funding Award, to bring 10 live music performances on fiddle and keyboard (Anne Taylor), to residents of city carehomes.
A series of fiddle workshops for Aberdeen city based charity Scottish Culture and Traditions (SCaT)
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