geoffwright Posted July 11, 2007 Share Posted July 11, 2007 Hello Everyone I had a lovely chat today with Shetland Island based Marie Hallam, who called to let me know that her concertina pupils are going to be on BBC 1 tomorrow night (Weds 11th July) at 7pm on "The ONE Show", billed as "topical reports from across the UK". Marie says the BBC came to the primary school on Fetlar to highlight the declining population - and filmed all the local primary school pupils playing "Bobby Shaftoe" on their Jackie trebles and Jack baritone concertinas! Yes, EACH pupil plays concertina! However, there are now only THREE pupils - the youngest now aged 8, and hence the school is threatened with closure unless more people and young families move there. So - watch this if you can - it's always good to hear about young people playing concertina. Marie also added that one of her pupils has recently started to learn the fiddle (fiddle and accordion being the main instruments on Shetland) and his teacher was surprised that he could read music, at which the youngster observed that he played the concertina already! Gill N-S Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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