‘Katie Bairdie had a coo – but she’d rather hae an ipad.’ Since the start of the year, Frieda Morrison, Sharon Hassan and drama specialist Margaret Hearne have been pioneering a new approach to teaching traditional songs in Aberdeenshire Schools. The Greig-Duncan Song project is a Youth Music Imitative supported by Aberdeenshire Council and Creative Scotland and involves mixing song, instrumental arrangement and drama – into a finished performance. The whole process is filmed by the team and edited into a DVD for each school which in turn can be linked into an art and creative writing project. The Greig-Duncan Song project is using the song-book compiled last year by Tom Spiers and Les Wheeler called ‘Fan I Was Young’. The book was published by Aberdeenshire Council and supported by Creative Scotland.