About me generally

I am over 70 and, though generally fit, tend to suffer from annual upper respiratory infections so have been following the scientific and medical  guide lines  ( rather than the political and economic) since the pandemic was declared. As I write my wife and I have very severe colds and will test for covid! I intend to continue thus until some form of resolution is reached and am still taking care across autumn/winter 2021/22. In order to get through this I am returning to some of my free-lance work. Early in the pandemic this work involved trying to help my sons and nephews with their young families by making videos of the children’s songs I used to sing when I was free-lance facilitator working in schools, museums and libraries. These can now be found on my YouTube site – ‘Keith Gregson’. There are also some ‘calming’ videos for adults on the site.


  The remainder of the working day has been spent so far in making the videos, writing articles and preparing online Power Points for the family history magazines for which I still work as well as for folk related online meetings. This has led, in particular, to a re-awakening of my interest in our family’s links with the Shetland Isles – (my maternal grandmother’s roots were entirely from Burra Isle, Shetland). To this end I have opened up a Shetland page on this site. I will be updating here constantly so if you are going to join in with me in some form or another, a big hello.

I have completed two albums relating to my own music and some traditional favourites and they are now on


or YouTube “keith gregson” “My Musical Albums 2021”. Also a half hour concert which can be accessed on YouTube ‘Keith Gregson – Live at the Bunker’.

If you are still locked-down and/or bored explore my site and get back on anything of mutual interest we can follow up. For latest publications go to Pandemic Update at the bottom of the Academic page

See post on albums in order to access two albums and

Contact me by e-mail – keith.gregson@talk21.com or ring/text to 0791 035 1272

Keep well, keep safe and keep going. Things may change over the next six months -they may not!!

Keith G


January 2022

I think the site is now up to date after it has gone ‘under new ownership’. Please get in touch if there are any problems with it. It is meant to be simple and not ‘all singing and dancing’ so not interested in paying for ‘improvements’.