Litpop: Writing and Popular Music (Ashgate, 2014). Now in print!

It was a wonderful surprise to unwrap my personal hardcopy of this new Ashgate title which arrived in the post today, of which I am the proud author of chapter 6. Ashgate’s poster for the book is attached, and the publisher’s descriptive summary of the book’s contents are reproduced below (note my underlining). For 50% discountContinue reading “Litpop: Writing and Popular Music (Ashgate, 2014). Now in print!”

Popular music adding value through community choirs

Earlier this year I spoke at a conference on ‘The Value of Popular Music’, and on hearing the news that the recent fundraising concert performed by Langford-based community choir The Cotswold Voices had raised over a thousand pounds towards the cost of a new piano for a local primary school, I was reminded that sometimesContinue reading “Popular music adding value through community choirs”