Category Archives: Music

Mahler 8………..Mirga and the CBSO

I have been following with interest the career of  Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla the young Lithuanian conductor since she was appointed Musical Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) in 2016. Her appointment seemed to be very “left field” although there … Continue reading

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Foxes and Fossils revisited (2019)……

  Three years ago (in 2016) I wrote a blog about a group I had discovered on YouTube, namely Foxes and Fossils. I had come across them doing a cover of Suite Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Still and Nash. … Continue reading

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Flamenco, Street Style in Seville…………………………….

On my recent visit to Seville in Southern Spain I spent many happy hours wandering the streets of the city as well as those in Cadiz, Cordoba and Jerez de la Frontera. With trusty Pentax K50 camera (with 18 – … Continue reading

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The Greatest Jazz Pianist……………………….

I have been listening to jazz music for the best part of fifty odd years and have developed a love of most genres of the music from early New Orleans to the Avant Garde, although I have to confess that … Continue reading

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First Aid Kit……..another Swedish export!

There are some musicians / groups who are so distinctive that it is almost sacrosanct to try to cover their songs. Amongst this select band I would put the Swedish super group Abba, whose sound was so distinctive, not least … Continue reading

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Liverpool, my! how its has changed…………….and for the better!

Earlier this week I visited Liverpool for the first time in many years. It is all part of my plan to explore the area which I recently moved to in Cheshire. My memories of the city were very negative from … Continue reading

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the European Union Chamber Orchestra

On the 25th February 2018 I went to a concert at the Subscriptions Rooms in Stroud, Gloucestershire with our friend Liz who had managed to get tickets. It was a sold out audience because the featured soloist was Sheku Kanneh-Mason, … Continue reading

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