Been spending my time recording tutors and young students in a variety of primary schools in north west Scotland. The scheme is called Traditional Music in Schools and its aims are pretty much stated on the tin. Run by the very capable Allison Watson of Feis Rois , the project has been very successful. Imagine my surprise, when I got my first request for an autograph because I was spotted in the P&J . I am in the process of editing the audio of over 20 hours of recording into a series of manageable byte sized podcasts. I will post links to wherever they eventually ( but VERY soon ) appear. They all come with a health warning - the kids are good and there was some serious fun being had, in addition to the obvious hard work. I am filing this project under "Serious grin" because my cheeks hurt so much from grinning at what I am hearing.
However, I did get a chance to interview Allison with a noisy playground and some low flying RAF jets in the background. Here's what she had to say.