Graham challenges himself to produce a song every day in February

A Berwickshire musician has taken on a lockdown challenge to write, record and release a new and original piece of music on YouTube every day during February.

By Kevin Janiak
Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 1:06 pm
Graham Blanche, who has challenged himself to write a new tune every day in February.
Graham Blanche, who has challenged himself to write a new tune every day in February.

Each piece of music will be accompanied by a video published on YouTube.

Graham Blanche came up with the idea having listened to Brian Eno’s album, ‘Textures’.

He told us: “I thought it would be a good idea to produce all this new music. At least it seemed like a good idea at the time”.

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Graham has produced each piece to have no more than three instrument tracks and last for around three minutes.

The title of the project became “3in3 Lockdown Music Challenge”.

“Music is just a hobby, so it’s not exactly professionally produced” said Graham.

“I thought it would be a good idea to take on the challenge as a fundraiser, and I approached my manager at Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, where I work as a voluntary counsellor

“Lynda thought it sounded like a good idea, but added ‘Don’t put too much pressure on yourself’.”

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland helps to build the resilience and improve the wellbeing of bereaved people across the country.

The charity offers a range of services to people who are experiencing grief from a simple call to the freephone helpline, early support following a death or full counselling.

The charity has been able to continue supporting bereaved people throughout the current pandemic.

During a tumultuous year of grief, anxiety and isolation, Cruse Scotland has made significant

progress to ensure the bereaved people of Scotland have the support and advice they need.

If anyone would like to help out either by volunteering with Cruse Scotland or by supporting Graham in his challenge, Cruse Scotland can be contacted on the freephone helpline 0808 802 6161.