Of late

Just a quick update: my feature on the gorgeously-voiced, Rioghnach Connolly, who I'm proud to say lives in Manchester, is in the latest (May) issue of fRoots magazine. The cover looks like this:



And I'm just writing up a feature on Derby's very own Lucy Ward for EDS magazine. She's been taking part in a very interesting project... but you'll have to read the piece to find out more ;) Ah-ha! Cunning! (Don't you cheat and read her blog...)

This Saturday, I'm also heading over to the house of fantastic fiddler, Sam Sweeney, who you probably know best from Bellowhead, to interview him for a forthcoming piece in FiddleOn. I think this trip, being a Saturday afternoon and all, calls for me to get my bake on...

Finally, I've been doing some regular proofreading which I'm really enjoying. One of my closest friends, who you may see in a forthcoming installment of Inspirational Woman Wednesday (not that she knows this yet), is currently studying social work and one of her course colleagues - also a highly inspirational woman - is studying in English despite Arabic being her native tongue. Her English is absolutely fantastic, but I check through it just in case... and it's been absolutely fascinating for me. Not just to understand the difficulties and anomalies of the English language from someone who doesn't have it as their first language, but also to get a real insight into the practice of social work. I've had my eyes opened!