I've blogged about my being a voluntary Director of the Scots Music Group previously. We are trying something new. We are running a masterclass in working in a band with the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year 2011 and members of the Treacherous Orchestra, Box Club and Lori Watson & The Rule of Three. The course has sold out which is great news (Innes Watson and John Somerville. I've loved playing in the folk band at Stevenson and so I have joined the class too. The first week was spent running through five or six tunes and we will then be looking at arranging them. There are twelve of us and we will be performing the pieces in four weeks or so.