These past two weeks we've been at Dunoon Grammar school, where some of the students from the History department have been helping us with the official recordings for this project. Seven wonderful ladies managed to come down to the school to be interviewed by the pupils, and we've arranged home visits for some other contributors. We hope to publish a CD full of interesting anecdotes and nuggets of local historical stories! The pupils also video recorded the interviews, so hopefully we'll be able to post some spippets on our blog soon.
There's a lot of footage and audio to organise, edit and format, so you're going to have to wait for the final poduct! In the meantime, here's a snippet from one of the home visits we've already recorded; a natural born story teller if ever there was one, holding forth on the youth club held in Kilmun Church Hall (which we currently use as a wee tea room for visitors):
We had a very vibrant session this afternoon, with every seat in the tea room occupied, and a pleasant hub-bub of chattering activitiy! Unfortunately, for you, this means I don't have any sound clips to share; because the background blethering was too overpowering to single out any one voice. And unfortunately for me, it means there was no leftover cake for me to scoff! Actually, I'm fibbing on both counts; there was one spare slice of cake to take home, and I've managed to pull one funny story from the recordings, see below.