I left school in 1971 to join the BBC where I trained and qualified as a film sound recordist, working mainly in the dubbing theatres in Ealing Studios and the Shepherd’s Bush Television Centre. This interest, of necessity remained largely dormant during my career in education, though I drew on it whenever possible to supplement my research and teaching, as in Boys Keep Singing. Retirement has created the opportunity to resume this original career and I have now joined the “cottage recording industry” with a fully equipped studio specializing in vocal and choral work with boys. The principal aim of this venture is to provide material that is illustrative of my research and writing. The studio (and associated location recording gear) is not currently operated commercially, but is available along with my expertise to any bona fide interested individual or organisation that shares my interests and would like to make a high quality, professional standard recordings.