Friday, 29 April 2011

Sore Fingers Week to be featured on BBC Radio 4!

John Wirtz of Sore Fingers Summer Schools (UK), Europe's premier instruction camps for bluegrass instruments, reports:

Many of those attending Sore Fingers Week 2011 will be aware that Lindsay Leonard, producer of long-running show 'Woman’s Hour', was at Kingham Hill [Sore Fingers venue; shown left] gathering material for a radio show to be broadcast on Thursday 2 June at 11.30 a.m. on BBC Radio 4.

It will not be a music show and is more a collection of views, stories, sounds gathered over the four days that Lindsay was moving around the site and in the classrooms, illustrated with music from the students and the tutors.

Moira and I are really looking forward to hearing this show, and hope that it takes the spirit of Sore Fingers Week to many of the listeners. It’s about much more than the music alone, a life-changing experience in many instances.

In anticipation, I’ll just relate a small experience whilst being interviewed by Lindsay. She asked me what it was like to leave at the end of the week. I described closing and locking the door to top school. It’s little like storing your summer clothes away for the winter, locking Sore Fingers away for a year. Well, it brought a tear or two… If the programme purveys that kind of emotion, we’re in for a treat.

Good thing it’s not too long to wait until we unlock that magic that is Sore Fingers next October for the weekend. Enjoy the show.

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