Tag Archives: Music

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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Sara Baras………..the worlds greatest dancer

There are a few occasions in life when you know you have just seen, heard and experienced something rather special. My first Mahler 2, Janaceks “Jenufa”, Sam and Dave and the Stax Soul Tour, Dave Holland Group and The Hilliard … Continue reading

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I’m just singing in the rain……………..in Vilnius (or six days of virtual non stop inclement weather)

At the beginning of October I returned to Vilnius with my friend and colleague Mike (who had not visited for a couple of years because of illness) and we were both looking forward to visiting some of our old haunts, … Continue reading

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George Enescu, Romanian Rhapsody No 2……..and a little thank you to Michael Portillo

A few weeks ago I was watching the first of Michael Portillos “Great Continental Train Journeys” and in that episode he was travelling through Romania.  Armed with his trusty 1913 Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide, Michael Portillo ventures east through Romania … Continue reading

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Massive vote of confidence for Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

  The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that Herefordshire-based CBSO trustee and philanthropist John Osborn has offered a £250,000 gift to support the position of Music Director over the five years leading up to the orchestra’s … Continue reading

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Meet the new Music Director of the CBSO……its a woman!!!

  Over the last couple of years I have featured several blogs about an up and coming orchestra conductor by the name of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Well here is the latest news……………….. The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra this morning ends months … Continue reading

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Coolest man on the planet…………and it’s not Kanye West

Is this not the coolest man on the planet, who else could get away with singing the iconic Drifters song “save the last dance for me”……………Kanye West take note, this is a real musical artist!

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National Record Store Day……….ah, the smell of vinyl!

Today, 18 April 2015 is National Record Store Day and for those of us of a certain age (and generation) it is one to celebrate and support. There are very few places that one can actually purchase a CD or … Continue reading

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Listening to jazz improves your golf!

Listening to jazz music while putting can boost your performance on the putting green, according to new university research. While any kind of music improves performance compared to listening to no music at all, jazz is the most effective musical … Continue reading

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Buskers with talent………….

I was wandering through Huddersfield this morning, passing the time of day whilst my car was being serviced and preparing myself for the financial shock of the cost of the service. After several strong cappuccino I felt strong enough to … Continue reading

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