Short stories by James Still

James is a musician, singing leader, author and speaker who is on a mission to get people singing.  Over the last decade, he has brought together thousands of people to sing at events and gatherings around the world, from choirs to conferences, from workshops to workplaces, from festivals to football stadiums.   He believes that singing is a fundamental part of being human, fostering deep social connections and wellbeing. He inspires people to singing with confidence and supports people to overcome individual inhibitions about singing.  Throughout his career, he has created new and innovative ways for people to come together to sing. This includes founding Wrexham One Love Choir - Wales’s first homeless choir, pub choirs, residential weekends and, most recently, online with The Sofa Singers.  In 2020, James was awarded a Points Of Light Award from the UK government in recognition of his work to combat feelings of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic through The Sofa Singers.   As a graduate of University of Liverpool (BA Music/Popular Music), University of York (MA in Community Music) and Liverpool Hope University (PGCE in Secondary Music), James has over ten years of experience in facilitating music-making in educational, community and workplace settings.  His first book, ‘Do Sing: Reclaim Your Voice. Find Your Singing Tribe’ was published in September 2019 by the Do Book Company and is described by Cerys Matthews as ‘an open door to the joyous world of singing’  James is also songwriter and performer with The Rough Island Band and tours internationally as a member of The Spooky Men’s Chorale.  James lives in the hills in North Wales with his family and vinyl collection.  

Listing 5 stories.

A boy is invited to a hogs hunt and dinner party and encounters the quirky members of the host's family.

When three troublemakers board a bus with a plan to cause mischief, their jokes take a sour turn and ends grimly.

A seven-year-old is sent to their elderly grandmother’s rural farm to aid in the annual crop harvest, and together, young and old bear a lean winter while anticipating the return of an unruly uncle.

Lost in her fantasy, 6-year old Elvy becomes devastated when she believes her imaginary husband has died. Her family strives to convince her otherwise.

When a young boy in 1930s Kentucky turns seven years old, he suddenly finds the hefty weight of his age settling on his unassuming shoulders.