I dropped off this tune I was commissioned to compose earlier this week and I'm chuffed to hear that the person it was for really loved it. It's alway a nice challenge to compose a specific type of tune in a certain time scale for a special event. I really enjoy this type of work!
It was great to meet up with the very inspiring and encouraging Simon Thoumire of Hands Up for Trad this morning for a cuppa and a good chat.
We talked about various things - everything from composing new music and promoting it to developing websites & social media, balancing heavy workloads, Simon's various Hands up for Trad projects, my work with the Scots Fiddle Festival and more. I really appreciate Simon offering his time to meet up and share his vast knowledge. The Scottish music scene is lucky to have this man tirelessly driving it forward.