Winning Over Italy

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Quando sono arrivato in Italia all'inizio pensavo di continuare il mio interesse per la musica mettendo su un piccolo trio blues.

Red Herrings and Crazy Waters

Now I sit, nervous and panicking, as I try to look casually intelligent and interesting. Occupying a comfortable plastic-coated armchair, which refuses to yield and lets my body slip slowly down until I’m almost horizontal.

Alba gu bràth (part 1)

It is more than three months since we returned from our trip to Scotland and not a day goes by that I do not look at the photos with nostalgia.

Gallicianò It’s all Greek to me

It was during one of my most fascinating days in Calabria that I’ve finally begun to understand the cultural differences that make up a nation we call Italy. The differences between the north, the central belt and the south. Roman, Spanish, Norman, Arab….and Greek.

The Story of Dave the Chair

The story of Dave The Chair, two-head John and Danny probably started back in the 18th century during the colonial wars….or maybe even before! A time when injured war veterans and the slightly odd in society were cast out onto the streets to beg. Their reward.

“Hot Summer Nights!”

The last echoes of a solo trumpet drift across the Straits of Messina towards the dying sun. The sky changes colours like the textures of diminishing chords.


A rare trip home to Scotland for my nephew’s wedding and an opportunity to show my Italian wife a little more than just a soupçon of Glasgow or the suburbs of Edinburgh, her only real previous experience of my homeland….


I stumble down, half-asleep, from our upstairs balcony and step as silently as possible into the kitchen to turn on the stove to make my espresso.  No luck!  My mother-in-law, ears like a hawk, ambushes me.  “What do you want for lunch?"

May Day

Black Rain

EcoJazz Sunset

All In A Wave


Bop Till You Drop!

Live From Vieste


How To Find Out What’s On In Calabria

There’s Music in the Moon Tonight!

The Flying Squad

An Accidental Story

Prize Competition: Win a Local Honey (Made by Bees)

The Coast Road Home

The Mafia Cows

Living in the Kite Zone

Dances With Spiders

Poster Wars

The cost of nothing and the value of everything

Three Passions

Chianti and Guinness.

Sunday on Marino Mountain.

Mediteraenian Homesick News

A Year in the Day.

Santo’s Clause

St. Martino And The Missing Beach

Other Lives

Mandarin Trims….Ruins and Renovations

A Guide To Motoring In Calabria

Sorry Guys!

Long Legs, Sauce and Saintly Women

Cameron’s Coffee House

All Meat and Drink at Remo’s

The Cricket Test

Sun’s Out….


The Dream Harvest.

The Old Man by The Sea

Bacon’s Picnic

Just a Thought.

Welcoming the Invaders.

A Little Night Fishing

Dressed for an Occasion

The Eyes Have It.

Thinking Outside The Box Office

Tales of the Unexpected

We Know Where You Live

The Price of Dignity