Virtual Musings from the Windsong Pavilion

Dear All,

I’m delighted to announce a new series of Videocasts called ‘Virtual Musings from the Windsong’.

This is our way of reaching out to our community, as well as sharing stories and music with you. Here is a short video which I’ve made to introduce the series and you can read more about the artists I’ll be collaborating with below.

These informal video interviews created with Four Winds friends old and new, will explore the different musical lives of musicians and how they are adapting to the challenges of the present. Not forgetting the creative art, we’ll also be including spontaneous, collaborative music-making created on-line often crossing time zones, borders and countries!

Throughout the series I will be talking to and collaborating with musicians such as Genevieve Lacey (whose wonderful playing accompanies this introductory video and is taken from a recording I made with her call ‘Heard this and Thought of You’ on ABC Classics), Trumpeter and Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellow Fletcher Cox, Beatboxer Tom Thumb with long-term collaborator composer Gordon Hamilton, Indigenous Australian musician, actor, director and much more Lou Bennett, fellow Scottish musicians, Shetland violinist Chris Stout and Scottish harpist Catriona McKay. Local musician and folklorist Kate Burke will also be joining me for one of the episodes.

The series will be released over the coming weeks and months – we’ve got seven planned so far – each epsidoe will be approximately 20 minutes long. I really hope that you enjoy them as much as I did creating them.

We look forward to seeing you again soon in person once it’s possible to do so. In the meantime on behalf of myself and the Four Winds team please stay safe and healthy.

Best Wishes

James Crabb | Artsitic Director

Photo Credit James Crabb by Ben Marden | Windsong Pavilion by Trevor Mein