For youngsters (As noted on first page) go to my YouTube page at “Keith Gregson” and join in the regularly updated fun during the crisis.

For adults   Go to the The Ashbrooke Boys and Shetland pages for details of free copies of online books. The idea is that, during the current crisis, people might enjoy the content but also make suggestions for improvement – which is possible with online publications. Just e-mail me and I will send copies of it/them as an attachment.  I have made this decision as I know there may be many of you at home and with time on your hands. If interested in my ‘revived by coronavirus’ involvement with research into ‘music of the past’ (n.b. now frightened to use the words ‘folk’ or ‘traditional’), you will find references to past work scattered across the web site.

What I was up to in 2020 when times were different   Early in February acted as an ‘expert’ speaker and adviser at the South West Family History Show in Bristol for the second year running. In early summer involved as an expert (Social and Sporting Historian) in online shows run by Family Tree magazine and The Genealogist.  I am now working towards three other online shows – one more in 2020 and two in 2021. In addition until March I continued my involvement in music at the Peacock pub, PopRecs and the Stumble Inn in Sunderland (q.v. online).

  In 2019 I gave a lecture on Sport and Song at Headingley Sports Ground for Leeds Beckett University. This is now a major academic article about to be published in the post conference publication and currently at the proof stage.

I have now completed a blog on Ashbrooke Sports Club’s remarkable history and its archives (which, until recently, I curated). This contains a great deal on the club’s history over almost 200 years and, yet again, is something which folks can browse if looking for something to do. Catch up with the blog at;

 All my talk commitments over the next few months have been cancelled due to the virus. Watch this space.

 I have had major articles published in Family Tree magazine in 2019 2020 and am putting in bids for 2021. I also write on a regular basis for the online monthly and hard copy annual Discover Your Ancestors.  You can see this via the Genealogist web site.


Still composing and collating. I have now recorded professionally all my major pieces which should soon be available as two separate albums on YouTube. Notes on the songs and tunes on the albums will soon appear the ‘My Songs and Tunes’ section of this site.  

 Questia research encyclopaedia site currently has at least twelve of my travel articles from different newspapers and other articles –


 Enter my name as “Keith Gregson” and scroll down to newspaper part.  The same applies to my work on rugby history with the RFU;

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