Dance Review: Ballet West’s “Swan Lake”

Hey folks,

I wrote a dance review for the website Bachtrack. It’s about Ballet West’s production of Swan Lake at the MacRobert Arts Centre in Stirling. You can read it here.

In the meantime, because I wanted to make this more than a self-promotion link to a different website, enjoy this exclusive-to-here picture I drew of Natasha Watson, who plays Odette.


What’s in a pun?

Kirsty’s Keyboard. That’s me, by the way: Kirsty Morgan. The keyboard part is a pun, on account of being the bit of the computer that I’ll be writing this blog with and also the type of instrument I play. I love playing the piano more than any other activity. I love it more than sleeping, more than chocolate, more than (and this is a big one) Diet Coke. I have a YouTube channel where I upload videos of me playing the piano. I’d love it if you’d like to check it out sometime. Let me know what you think.

It took me an unreasonably long time to come up with the pun, by the way. I like alliteration and playing the piano and, well, typing’s okay too, I guess. So it really ought to have been obvious. But… it wasn’t. Not to me, anyway. But we got there eventually and now I have a name for my new blog.

What will the blog be about? Mostly music-related content, I think. I am just about to finish a music degree at the University of Aberdeen, and I think it would be good to put my degree to use (at least in the unpaid online world). My long-term goal is to get into music journalism. I already write dance reviews for the website Bachtrack (here), which I think is a good start. But those are just dance reviews and I want to write about various sorts of music. So, that stuff will go on this blog.

I think I’ll also write some Lifestyle articles. I like reading, so I could write about books I’ve read (or listened to audiobooks of); and I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking recently (I got a Nordic cookbook for my Christmas last month) so I definitely want to share about that. And I think I’ll generally talk about other things that are going on in my life, too (provided they’re interesting enough, of course!).

My current plan is to write a post a week. It’s not like I especially have much else to do at the moment, except search for a job. Hopefully I can stick to that schedule… I will certainly try anyway!

I think that’s enough information to be getting on with for a first post. Hopefully this blog will be enjoyable for you to read and for me to write.

If you’ve gotten this far, then thanks! I look forward to writing more for you in the future.

In the meantime, bye for now,

Kirsty x