Category Archives: Women

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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Molly Rose – Spitfire Pilot (along with thirty eight other kinds of aeroplanes)

  A little while ago I watched a TV programme about the unsung women who did jobs during the war for which were never really acknowledged. One of the women featured was a very resilient Molly Rose who had been … Continue reading

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Foxes and Fossils………keep an eye open for them

There are certain songs that should never be sung by anyone other than the original artist and amongst this list is “Suite Judy Blue Eyes” recorded many years ago by Crosby Stills and Nash. The need for harmonisation of the … Continue reading

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Jazz, who said that women can’t swing……

I regularly track the development of the Saint Andreu jazz band from Barcelona, made up of people between the ages of 8 and 20 (Elsa Armengou is now an “old hand” having joined the band when she was 6 and … Continue reading

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Kindadukish……….the Ellington “sound”

Andrea Motis was about 13 or at most 14 years of age when this recording was made and it is staggering how such a young woman could could be imbued with the spirit of the Ellington sound. Stood alongside Jesse … Continue reading

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I came across this article and thought it made interesting reading, given that it was written by a woman. You may not agree with everything (or indeed anything) she says but I find it an interesting discourse on the feminist … Continue reading

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Dame Laura Trott……….?

  Laura Trott, the reigning Olympic and European champion in the six-event “Omnium” discipline, improved on the second places at the last three world championships to regain the rainbow jersey she wore in Melbourne four years ago. She led the … Continue reading

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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla……front page of “The Times” newspaper

  Classical music very rarely makes the front page of any newspaper but today The Times here in the UK, features a large photograph of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, the newly appointed Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. There has … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa……saint (or sinner)

Pope Francis has paved the way for Mother Teresa, the Nobel Prize winning Catholic missionary, to become a saint, according to a new report. Avvenire, an Italian Catholic daily newspaper, reported that the Pope had credited the late Mother Teresa … Continue reading

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