Welcome to the October 2015 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book and world music reviews. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Fekkin' Savage: Learning to Drum in Doolin, County Clare - Gillian Kendall
A visitor to Ireland tries to call up her Celtic roots to overcome a lack of musical ability in learning a strange drumming style.
Celestial Quebec - David Lee Drotar
A visitor flies and sees the supernatural come to life in the forest and looks to the sky over the Eastern Townships…then enters it.
Celebrating 50 Years, Singapore Dreams of an Even Brighter Future - Michael Shapiro
Summing up Singapore with easy generalizations is impossible. Above and below the surface, this is a place absorbing the new and respecting the past—but on its own terms.
World Music Reviews - Laurence Mitchell
Multiple hybrids of east and west, north and south create a Pangea of world music that knows no borders.
Travel Book Reviews - Susan Griffith
Two unhurried journeys, one through the hinterland of the American West and the other along the south coast of England, by writers with a knack for engaging with all kinds of local people; and a spirited attempt to retrace the steps of forgotten women explorers from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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