How to tie a bow tie

By |June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Ok, I’m making no excuses for posting this here đŸ™‚ Many years ago, I created an online magic course called the Virtual Sessions (detailed in this post). One of the early lessons was how to tie a bow tie – a skill which I believe is vital to the upkeep of civilisation. So, in the interests of spreading the good word, here it is đŸ™‚

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Edinburgh Fringe time again

By |July 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|

Hello all,

Well, after being locked out of the blog for a while, it’s time to let you know about the comings and goings of the next month, it being Fringe time and all.

This year, again, I’ll be performing on the High Street as one of the Alcove buskers outside St Giles’ Cathedral. I’ve been working in a new show this week, so it will be good to be doing something different (and not having to drag my table up on the bus every day!). Pop along to see a Scottish magician in the Fringe!

Added to this, I’m performing only two indoor […]

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By |July 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|

Well, the blog was hacked ae While ago, but the hackers failed to post their message; it was still in the pending queue…

Normal service will return shortly…

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And now for something happier

By |June 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Last night was one of my favourite gigs of the year; the Dundee Graduation Ball. This was the fourth year I’ve performed walk around close up magic at the Ball, and it never fails to be an absolute joy. The weather was kind to us again (not as hot as last year, but not the movie set rain of 2008 either) which meant I could spend most of the time outside at the garden tables. I found myself being taken from table to table by enthusiatic audience members which does take the sting out of the cold opener at a […]

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Ah, the Sunday papers, again

By |June 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|

I got the Scotsman on Sunday this morning and turned to page 10 to read about the magic scene in Scotland. There’s an interesting section about Gordon and his love of books, and then two paragraphs about me (to be fair, the two paragraphs before them are from our conversation, but for all intents and purposes, I start later).

I think what was most interesting about it was how a two hour conversation about the skill and dedication required to excel in this job turned into a depiction of a bitter hack living on benefits. Oh well, there’s nothing I can […]

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Time for a wedding magician in Scotland

By |June 23rd, 2010|Uncategorized|

This time of year tends to be more full of weddings here in Scotland. Performing magic at these special days is always rewarding, and for several reasons. First, everyone is there for a good time – it’s very rare that you come across any real animosity at a wedding, and if the guests are happy it makes the job of the wedding magician that much easier.

Secondly, I get to see some of the more spectacular venues in Scotland. Earleir this year I was performing magic at the wedding of Nick and Amanda at Dalhousie Castle which is a stunning […]

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Website woes

By |June 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|

As may be apparent, there are a couple of new pages on the site, including this blog. A few months ago I bought a website from Jonathan Levitt at www.websites4magicians.com – the first time I’d done such a thing. For years I used to write all my web pages in Notepad, and damn, didn’t it show.

I wanted to have a news page, and somewhere to show videos. This meant looking at Jonathan’s code (with his blessing, natch) and trying to replicate what he had done. This was not easy, but I think I made a decent stab at it. […]

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Well, it’s up now

By |June 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|

It’s six months since I installed this blog (as you can see from the dates) and I finally got round to linking to it and getting the relevant web pages uploaded. More interesting information should follow shortly.

And yes, that could mean more information that is interesting, or information that is more interesting than this. Either way I think it’s likely.

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Hello world!

By |January 3rd, 2010|Random musings, Uncategorized|

This is the traditional first blog post. Dull in the extreme, it’s the kind of thing that people type when they are getting the hang of using some new software (in this case, blogging software). On the plus side, at least it’s not the default post.

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