Work in Progress


I have a story in the making. It has been calling me for a little while now and I jot down ideas and tweaks from time to time.

It all started with a conversation with a friend who had taken a bodhran onto the top of a hill when the full moon coincided with mid summer. The rhythm had come naturally from the landscape, the ambience and the glorious lunacy of nocturnal solo drumming.

Someone I met said that there is music of the earth – it is up to us whether we listen to it. I loved the concept of there being an ‘earthbeat’


The story of ‘Drummer’ ties together thoughts of the interconnectedness of everything, the Anglo Saxon concept of Wyrd, a character rediscovering his mojo and a fair amount of percussion!

It is almost ready to go.

Retelling a story that I have heard or read is one thing, launching an original of my own is more daunting. I need to be sure that it is ready to fly the nest and am both looking forward to, and apprehensive about, giving it that test flight!


2 thoughts on “Work in Progress

  1. Simon, our wonderful world plays many wonderful songs, the beautiful moon sang so beautifully the night before last. Yesterday I moved into a room at the Tanji Village Museum, a traditional Gambian round house (very simple) and listened to the leaves blowing in the Atlantic breeze so wonderful.


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