As I am doing fieldwork involving human participants I have had to make myself more aware of issues concerning the participants rights and protection. The main things I will be careful to observe are: anonymity, autonomy, confidentiality and informed consent. With regard to health and safety the fact that I am using the church which is the regular rehearsal venue for the participant group does not exclude me from ensuring that the necessary safety checks and precautions are done prior to each session. My submission was kindly acknowledged by the Chairman of the ethics committee. I now just await their judgement before I can proceed.