This lovely programme from BBC Scotland about the book by Aberdeen-based Nan Shepherd was repeated recently on BBC4. It's available here on iPlayer for 28 days.
27 February 2015
26 February 2015
Be silent, hide away and let
your thoughts and longings rise and set
in the deep places of your heart.
Let dreams move silently as stars,
in wonder more than you can tell.
Let them fulfil you – and be still.
What heart can ever speak its mind?
How can some other understand
the hidden pole that turns your life?
A thought, once spoken, is a lie.
Don’t cloud the water in your well;
drink from this wellspring – and be still.
Live in yourself. There is a whole
deep world of being in your soul,
burdened with mystery and thought.
The noise outside will snuff it out.
Day’s clear light can break the spell.
Hear your own singing – and be still.
By Fyodor Tyutchev, Trans. Robert Chandler.
• From The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry, edited by Robert Chandler, Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski, published by Penguin Classics
25 February 2015
22 February 2015
The Muckers are playing a public ceilidh on Saturday 21 March in Bounds Green.
St Michael’s Large Hall, 37 Bounds Green Road, London N22 8HE
Saturday 21 March from 7.30 – 11.00pm
Advance tickets £10/ £12 on the door – over 12 years only
Doors 6pm, Music from 7pm
RichMix, Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
More details here:
Also excitingly for those of you who are new here and don't yet have my EP, you can download it for FREE up until the launch of my full album, here. (Or get a free CD at one of my gigs.) You can also see my music video filmed by BAFTA nominated Robert Hollingworth on that link. Going down a storm !!
See you soon !
19 February 2015
New and returning students are welcome to join the class. Please get in touch if you need any further information.