Hi there, another 'did you know...'
Did you know that writer Alexander McCall Smith is also a bassoonist?
Known for his many colourful books that make up his 'The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency' series, he has also been playing our beloved instrument for many years now.
And even plays the contrabassoon...
In fact he is quite the ambassador for the bassoon, and playing it badly! You can read his article from The Times about saving our 'endangered' instrument and his orchestra, 'The Really Terrible Orchestra' (RTO), here: Alexander McCall Smith, ‘Let’s save this noble instrument of mirth’.
All the best,