Having been caught up in all this writing-a-book malarkey, I've neglected to mention that my lovely band, Air Cav, is releasing our debut album, Don't Look Indoors. We're taking pre-orders now, which come with a nifty set of free gifts, with digital release set for December 5th 2011 - and physical CDs emerging not long after.

Want to try before you buy? Well... you probably can't. But a little interview with me here divulges a few thoughts and opinions about it all, and our single, 'A Call To Arms', has a simple-but-effective video here, produced by very talented colleague, Claire Bend.

Ploughing on...

Well, I'm past the 50,000 words mark now. Which is good, considering the deadline is a-looming! Now I've got the fun of stringing together all the many little sections I've written... wish me luck!

But I've tried to keep writing other little bits and pieces, too, ensuring my writing is kept fresh. So recently I've recently had the pleasure of interviewing big-name Northumbrian fiddler, Nancy Kerr, as well as new vocal group, Lady Maisery, and Cambridge-based Cumbrian singer, Maz O'Connor, who I first clapped eyes on at the Young Folk Award a few years ago.

The Nancy Kerr piece will be appearing in a future issue of FiddleOn; the latter two in fRoots. I'll let you know when!