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The Artisans of Algodonales

The Artisans of Algodonales

There is something very special about the smell of wood in a workshop, the sound of hammering and sawing, the lack of noisy power tools, and the relative calm at which artisans go about their work. Which is why we travelled to the white village...
Flamenco Guitar 101

Flamenco Guitar 101

Sometimes we find it only takes one or two people to help unlock the secrets of a city, to make introductions, help you make connections, to take you places, and to teach you things – and learning is an important part of what we’re doing...
It’s hip to play on the square…

It’s hip to play on the square…

Flashback: Many years ago in a different life, I was composing a soundtrack for a film. I needed ‘country music’ violins and I didn’t have the money to hire a musician to play the score. Actually, the film we were making was so low budget...
We’re all going on a Grand Tour!

We’re all going on a Grand Tour!

There’s no denying the Grand Tour was partly a summer holiday, the grand tourists leaving England, and later America, to travel to The Continent, invariably crossing the Alps to spend some months in the sunshine in Italy – under a parasol of course. But the...