Latest update on things in general

There is a change in the update page as I am no longer working regularly in schools, museums and libraries as before. I have also been working on two major  projects and  collating all my written songs and music and will be using this and other pages to report back.

On the online book front visit The Ashbrooke Boys page and From Shetland to Keel Square page for download details. 

In terms of talks and performances - things are still happening !

6 July Talk and Expert History Advice - Bristol F H Show

3 August  Mining Songs - Usworth Miners' Picnic

18 August Local Songs - Re-opening Roker Pier

24 August - Talk and Expert Advice - London F H Show  

31 August & 1 September - Local Songs - Riverside Festival

16 September -Talk S Hylton Local History Society

In June  I was involved in a  talk and expert history advice  at the Yorkshire F H Show at York Racecourse and a lecture on Sport and Song  at Headingley Sports Ground for  Leeds Beckett University. A talk on Ashbrooke Sports Club for Sunderland U3A went down well ( over 100 in the audience) and I now  write a regular  blog on Ashbrooke Sports Club's remarkable history and its archives ( which I curate). Catch up with the blog at; 

 https://www.ashbrookesports.org/our-heritage 

Gave a concert on mining songs in May as part of a coal mining project in Southwick, Sunderland.Spoke and gave a workshop at Family History Live  at the Alexandra Palace in April. Both lecture and workshop  sold out! Lectures were given at the Society of Genealogists in London and as part of the Folk Music Degree course at Newcastle University - both in February.  The former  (at the SOG) has gone well and I intend to offer a number of half day course on Tracing Ancestors to other groups (please contact if interested). 

Music

Still composing and collating.Now recording professionally all my major pieces and putting them on my jukebox. Notes on the songs and tunes can be found in the 'My Songs and Tunes' section.  A recent  addition is 'Their Normandy' - a song written some years ago in memory of those who fell on D Day and the ensuing days ( 75 years ago this June).

 I have a commission for two major articles in Family Tree magazine in 2019 and also write on a regular basis for the online and hard copy Discover Your Ancestors.

 Questia research encyclopaedia site currently has at least twelve of my travel articles from different newspapers -

 ihttps://www.questia.com/hbr-welcome

 Enter my name as "Keith Gregson" and scroll down to newspaper part. 

________