Midnight by candlelight and an early morning walk in Tromsø

Midnight by candlelight and an early morning walk in Tromsø

Tromsø, over 217 miles north of the Arctic circle and over a thousand miles further north than I had ever been before in my life, is where my Arctic cruise began and ended. On our final evening in Norway we reluctantly disembarked for the very last time but...
My diary… from the smiling coast of Africa – Part 5

My diary… from the smiling coast of Africa – Part 5

Eating akara, dancing to Baatin and saying goodbye to The Gambia Thursday morning and it’s our last full day. After another school visit in the morning (on behalf of The Gambia Experience’s School Development Fund), Shelagh and I spend the afternoon...
Images of la Balagne, Sounds of A Filetta

Images of la Balagne, Sounds of A Filetta

In my last post I shared with you my experience of the wonderful festival held every September in Calvi Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques de Calvi  hosted by the polyphonic singing group A Fileta. For those of you not familiar with this form of singing...