Fantastic day spent with Dr. Maria Hayes, Blanche Rowen, Guto Dafis, Heulwen, Holly, Jordan and Nathe at the Bigger Picture business training. So much to take in and it was essential that I heard from people who are already working as musicians talking on a business level. Lots of advice, information and good practice tips. All organised by Blanche at Trac-Cymru.
Thanks to everybody involved.
I’m off to this even today: https://event.bookitbee.com/6295/the-bigger-picture-y-darlun-mwy/.
The course includes:
• Looking at the career pattern for creative self-employment
• Deciding when and how to go self-employed
• Time management and work options
• Business basics
• Money – National Insurance, tax, keeping and submitting accounts
• Marketing and networking
I’ve been very much looking forward to this first step in my musical rebirth since I first found out about it. Which post again tonight.
I recently joined this acoustic guitar forum: http://acousticsoundboard.co.uk . It’s good to know there are so many talented guitarists and amateur (in the sense that they don’t get paid ‘big bucks’) luthiers in the UK.
Enjoying time spent there very much.
I’ve suddenly become fascinated by this shanty. Here are some great Youtube versions:
Went to the “Art Shop” Abergavenny today to pick up my ticket for this Thursday’s concert by Tony McManus.
Currently listening to and very much enjoying the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 from my homeland. All sold out very quickly and certainly before I could try to get a ticket. Julie Fowlis’s performance is sublime.
Will watch on iPlayer tomorrow.
An interesting TED talk from Vincent Moon with a live performance by
Naná Vasconcelos that explains Vincent’s journeying around the globe filming live ‘folk’ music performances and posting them for free-access on the internet: