Category Archives: music

Finding Mr Right

When I told my friends and colleagues that I was going to a Worship Central conference last week I generally kept my expectations fairly low, except, I said wistfully, you never know… I might just meet a nice single Christian … Continue reading

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Pitching your song

One of the things I like most about the folk club I attend fairly regularly is the frequency of singers’ nights and the encouragement to join in. I don’t think I’ve ever been with a group of people so keen … Continue reading

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Forging your soul

Why is soul music called soul music?  This may not be a popular view but I don’t find it often reveals someone’s soul or touches mine.  There are some amazing vocalists within the genre, and some fantastic songs,  I can … Continue reading

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Working for inclusion

Perhaps in some circles, being exclusive is still a prized virtue.  Exclusive special offers on a ‘plane recently included the chance to pay £10 for a plastic model of the aeroplane in which we were travelling – not available on … Continue reading

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Charging for singing

I have some friends who earn a living (more or less) as musicians, and some of them could make strong arguments why performers should be paid properly for their work.  I’d agree with most of their points, particularly when a … Continue reading

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Feminising your guitar

I may be missing out on a prime opportunity to discuss the portrayal of women in pop music, what with the whole Miley Cyrus debacle, but I’m spinning out on a rather different track here. Perhaps it’s a trivial thing, … Continue reading

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Piping up blessing

One of the many enjoyable parts of Martyn Joseph’s ‘Pipefest’ weekend was joining in with a lullaby led by Karine Polwart, ‘Hush a bye my bairnie‘. Although I missed the singing workshop where it was taught I had heard the … Continue reading

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