Matthew Wilson

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Following in the family tradition. Singing, playing, archiving, collecting and filling in the gaps in my family knowledge!

My late grandparents on my Mum’s side were Andrew and Lesley Knight, both folkies and both very much missed. The most worthwhile thing in my life is getting out into the folk and traditional music scene, meeting their old friends, hearing the old stories and helping to keep the whole thing going.

I play Andrew’s concertina, which I picked up and have been learning since his death. It’s opening up whole worlds of creativity and the happiness it brings is wonderful.

As part of a longer term project I’m currently working with my auntie Karina Knight to recover the myriad cassette tape recordings of my Great Grandpa, John Knight… There’s proving to be some real gold in that lot!