Category Archives: Norway

Female Orchestral Conductors and the “glass ceiling” (or should that be cast iron ceiling?)

Last week I received my annual free 7-day access ticket for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestral concerts for the 2015/16 season that are broadcast live on the internet. Along with this came a very nice brochure showing the full programmes for … Continue reading

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Who knew that the Norwegians had such a wicked sense of humour?

The Norway team, who face England in the second round of the Women’s World Cup in Ottawa tomorrow, have made a brilliant spoof documentary which mocks the stereotyping they continue to face. One struggles to explain the offside rule, another … Continue reading

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It’s not Roy Orbison………….but it almost could be!

As a lifelong fan of the late Roy Orbison I have always held the view that no one should attempt to sing his songs as his voice was unique and his delivery of a song without parallel. Recently I was … Continue reading

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Norways hidden musical gem………….Solveig Slettahjell

Whilst looking for something on YouTube recently I came across a version of Wild Horses by Keith Richard and an assortment of musical friends at a concert they did a few years ago. There was also a link to a … Continue reading

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A Precocious talent from Norway…………..Angelina Jordan

There is nothing more likely to make me cringe than some pig tailed poppet stood on stage warbling away whilst adoring parents stand at the side of the stage misty eyed at seeing their progeny performing. How many times have … Continue reading

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But I am a Dwarf…………………(you can’t help but laugh)

Ten-year-old boy who claimed he was a dwarf after police saw him driving his parents’ car is caught AGAIN after taking another car. The Norwegian boy who told police he was a dwarf who had forgotten his licence when he … Continue reading

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