Friday, January 14, 2022

A day in my pandemic life

I've been working with several professional accordionists on Skype during the Pandemic. Mike Aman owns Monarch Accordions and we work on my repertoire and technique. His accordion orchestras are legendary and his daughter is a national accordion champion. Sandy Brechin is in Edinburgh and he's one of Scotland's best known Ceilidh accordionists. I've been composing the music for a new musical theater piece about a small island in the Hebrides over the last couple of years and I wanted to make sure to capture the nuances of Scottish Ceilidh music.