Other stuff

Also known as the links page.


Other musical blogs

Fran Wilson, fellow Bachtrack reviewer and author of the fabulous Cross-eyed Pianist blog.

Jessica Duchen – novelist and music writer – always has something interesting and intelligent to say.

A Symphony A Day – John Paul Hardy listened to a symphony every day throughout 2017, and wrote about them all.

Corymbus – a classical music blog that’s very good on unusual repertoire; unjustly forgotten women composers and 20th century music.

Revoice! Magazine – An online magazine covering early music, historical performance, and anything else that the editors think will be of interest.


Durham Singers – (this should perhaps go in the “my writing category”).

Recorder Playing

I study recorder with Mary Tyers – she gives individual tuition on recorder and flute (modern and historic), and also tutors consort groups.

The Early Music Shop. My earthly paradise.

Mollenhauer – makers of my lovely recorders. I have a grenadilla alto and an olivewood soprano, both from the Denner range.

My writing

All my Bachtrack reviews are here.

I have reviewed occasionally for the Northern Echo.

And once upon a time I wrote a book about Dostoevsky. You can also read more about the book on my old blog Notes from an Idiot (no longer updated).