Alongside Finlay MacDonald and Tommy Smith, I'll be giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament Committee on Constitution, External Affairs and Culture on the impact of the proposed BBC Scotland cuts to niche music programming: https://www.parliament.scot/chamber-and-committees/committees/current-and-previous-committees/session-6-constitution-europe-external-affairs-and-culture-committee/meetings/2023/ceeacs6236/agenda
How can musicians make a living in today’s economy?
I've been reading a fantastic book recently by long-time Warwick academic Chris Bilton: Chris Bilton (2017) The Disappearing Product, Marketing and Markets in The Creative Industries, (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing). This book comes at exactly the right time for me, when I am both reimagining the focus of my research to look at music … Continue reading How can musicians make a living in today’s economy?
Live Album bagpipes on bandcamp
I've just put up my Live at the King's Hall album of live piping on bandcamp. You can find the album for download at https://simonmckerrell.bandcamp.com/album/bagpipes-live-at-the-kings-hall Live at the King's Hall bagpipes May 2012 ALBUM INFO On the 3rd May 2012, I recorded a solo bagpipe album at the King's Hall, Newcastle University, in England. This … Continue reading Live Album bagpipes on bandcamp
New Music Book for 2019!
I am delighted to announce a brand new music collection for 2019. The Woodilee Collection of Traditional Music by Simon McKerrell Is my combined collection of 73 traditional tunes I have composed for bagpipes, Uilleann pipes, banjo, whistle, fiddle accordion and other instruments. The tunes stretch as far back as the 1990s for me personally, … Continue reading New Music Book for 2019!