Distil and Drake Music Scotland

We really enjoyed our workshop with Drake Music Scotland on Friday 12th June in Edinburgh. The idea of the workshop was to work on making traditional music that was totally inclusive and could be performed by musicians with disabilities. Attending the workshop was for Distil was Karen Marshalsay, Alana MacInnes and Simon Thoumire. Attending for Drake was Pete, Amy, Rona and … [Read More...]

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Mr McFall’s Chamber celebrates its 20th Birthday

Dressing up in lavish costumes, playing music upside down, shouting at the audience and someone dancing to Webern – a Mr McFall’s Chamber concert is not your average night out. But neither is this your average chamber group. Over the years, McFalls has … [Read More...]


Publishing advice

One of the questions I get asked alot is "How do I find a good publisher?" I never really have a good answer so I asked publishing guru Duncan McCrone of MCPS. Here is the conversation. Me: Many folks ask me how to find a publisher that will push their … [Read More...]


Distil Scratch Day No 2

Last Wednesday 6th May was our second Distil Scratch Band day. Four composers were getting the chance to try out ideas writing for drums, piano, double bass and fiddle. The day wasn't about writing a complete piece of music but more about learning how to … [Read More...]