Snoring – A CURE

Mike – my favourite person – use to snore occasionally. After his surf board broke his nose, the snoring got impressively louder. Sometimes I just wake up and watch him, wondering how that noise is even possible. I’ve got some techniques, elbow or kneecap in the side is a good quick fix or there is a spare room, so one of us usually goes through there – Mike if he’s beginning to get too many bruises or I just go through.

In all seriousness snoring isn’t fun for anyone – the snorer or the snorers partner. Mike was even considering an operation, but that seems so drastic, so I’m always keeping an eye out for snore cures.


This is the best so far. You need two things: ear plugs and nose vents.

I’ve tried a good few earplugs, so far these are my favourite:

I got these from Amazon for £9.77. They are really comfy even when sleeping on your side.

and I got a present for Mike – Antisnore nose vents from Amazon £8.99. Worth every penny. They work by expanding the nasal passages.



They come with 4 different sizes (haven’t included the 4th, as it was up Mike’s nose). This is my impression of Mike sleeping soundly with them in – you can just see the little join of the nose vents inbetween my nostrils. (Yes thats Mike’s teddy)

There is it. Happy sleeping. If any of you have tried other things that were successful please comment below!

I’m off to drink 10 cups of morning tea in celebration.





Celtic Connections is…

Coming! Looking forward to hearing loads of good music and seeing lots of nice people!


Here are some things I’m involved with

21 Jan Louise Bichan supporting Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys. Tickets/info – here

22 Jan Wildings supporting our friends, Twelve Day. Tickets/info – here

26 Jan Fara supporting Cherish the Ladies. Tickets/info – here

28 Jan Rachel Sermanni with Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton. Tickets/info – here

04 Feb Strathspey and Surreal Society. Tickets/info – here


Louise Bichan






Rachel Sermanni


Strathspey & Surreal




Thankyou to everyone who helped us reach our kickstarter goal!

With thanks to you, we can now get our new album ‘Cross The Line’ out into the world! We really could not have achieved this without your support and generosity – a massive thankyou from Fara! Here we are at Heb Celt Festival, having just received the good news with a Cheeky Vimto in hand. CHEERS!


Fara’s new album – Cross The Line – coming soon!

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We’ve nearly finished our album, Cross The Line and we just need a little push to get it finished. Please have a look at our kickstarter page there are rewards which start at a digital download of the album. Thankyou!


Leap for a Laugh – Paragon music

Paragon are making funny videos to raise the profile and raise money so they can continue delivering music/dance workshops

Paragon are an inclusive music company inspiring people to create and perform their own music. Raising people’s self belief and aspirations through music making and dance.

For this video, I asked my friends (Mike, Kenny, Ninian and Diljeet) to send me a video of themselves playing any note(s)/ noise in the key of C. Nobody heard what anybody else did and this was the result when put together! I hope you like!

If anyone would you like to donate – you can here

Strathspey and Surreal live Video from Celtic Connections

21 brilliant fiddlers perform 4 brand new pieces of music at Celtic Connections, conducted by Dave Milligan. Here is the LIVE video of the performance during January 2016. Hope you enjoy the video! The pieces are:

Disassembled by Jenn Austin
100 Days by Aidan O’Rourke
For A That Variation by Shona Mooney
Deil Amang the Fiddlers by Simon Thoumire

I wrote a blog on what my piece, “Disassembled” is all about here

The “Disassembled” whole score can be downloaded below (the piece is in 4 parts)

  1. Dramtime and The Swell in Ardtoe
  2. Disassembled
  3. Little Auk for Mum
  4. Lulu and the Girls of Rumster and Freckles