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Farewell to Fochabers

I went to the Famous Focharberians Garden before getting the bus. On the way, I met a group on their way to their church service who...

Keeping Time in Fochabers

This morning, I met Fochabers Fiddle Week organiser Jack Smedley for a chat at the Bracken’s B&B before heading up to the Institute. At...

Crafting Fiddles and Tunes in Fochabers

After another 'set you up for the day' breakfast from Janet, I got to the Fochabers Public Institute good and early and felt included as...

From Marshall to Alexander in Fochabers

A shower and a Scottish breakfast to start the day. Janet was unsure whether or not to include the haggis on the first morning but...

Finding my Way to Fochabers

It was an early start! Dublin airport seemed particularly busy but I set about doing a little prep work. On the flight over I listened to...

Experiencing SPACE in Holland

Flying in, we could see the coastline and observe the geometric patterns in the landscape. Fields bounded by water, lined for crops. As...

Celebrating the Music of Brian O’Kane

It was like being back in Peadar McArdle’s or the Conradh all over again. If I closed my eyes, I could imagine Rory Kennedy sitting...

ICTM Ireland Conference 2017

The ICTM Ireland Conference took place in NUI Maynooth this year and Adèle and I prepared a paper on our tour to Scotland last summer,...

Rauland Winter Music Festival

Rauland Winter Music Festival Classes finished, emails assessed, a quick lunch and a quick change in the toilet cubicle, we had come in...

Experiencing the Power of STEAM

STEAM will power the future. While some policy makers fixate on STEM subjects, frantically trying to find the seeds from which these...

Fáilte

Welcome to our new site. The 23 November is a special day for us and so we thought it a good day to launch our site with our first blog...

The unexamined life is not worth living”  Socrates