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. I intend to continue thus until some form of resolution is reached. In order to get through this I have returned to my structured 5 day free-lance working week with week-ends ‘off’. Initially the 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. I intend to continue this and if you wish to join in go to my YouTube site – ‘Keith Gregson’. Here are also some ‘calming’ videos for adults.


  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 now completed two albums relating to my own music and some traditional favourites and they should be on YouTube in the very near future. The first one – instrumental and accompanied and entitled ‘The Man Who Could Not Sing’ is now on YouTube but still needs work ( see Music section of Update page).

If you are locked- down and 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

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

Keep well, keep safe and keep going.

Keith G


April 2021

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’.