In 1997 I went on a web design course at the University of Wolverhampton spread over three Saturdays. At the end of it I got a certificate for a module. Then in 1999 I actually started working for the University on an IT project based in Church Stretton, Shropshire. I taught the web design course to individuals and people running small businesses.
I needed an example of my own to show students, so I chose to design a folk website…. Sabrinaflu. On old maps the River Severn is called Sabrina flumen – flu for short.
The site reflects my interests. Irish Music, Stivell, Ralph McTell, Dubliners.
I really enjoying being part of sessions at The Boat Inn, Jackfield, and have learned a vast amount of tunes and songs.
I co-ordinate the Birchmeadow Irish & Folk Practice Session on Sunday Mornings. Its for beginners and improvers. And for a number of years have run the ‘Turn up and Play’ sessions at Shrewsbury Folk Festival with the help of various friends.
I do enjoy going to Folk Festivals, but stick to a couple a year. Shrewsbury and Festival at the Edge.
The design depicting Shrewsbury was adapted from the front of my old school mag…. artist unknown.. I can’t draw for toffee !