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Plaisir d’Amour

I went to a Folk night (acoustic only) recently, and it was great. A fairly small room but about 40 of us sat inside by candle-light with people playing the guitar, singing, telling short stories and poetry, a lot of … Continue reading

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The Accordion

The Accordion. An instrument I had come to associate with street musicians and the French, I was surprised to hear it sounding through the wall between my house and my next-door neighbours as they celebrated a Happy Birthday. Many songs … Continue reading

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Say Yes

Listen carefully. The poem is called “Say Yes”, written and performed by Andrea Gibson. The words are below for you to read along (I’ve put some of my favourite bits in bold)… when two violins are placed in a room … Continue reading

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We Move Lightly

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Expression

Yesterday I spoke of dancing as a way of expression. Dancing (as personalised movement rather than stuck repeated sequences) is a personal favourite of mine, as is music, both of which I personally can only submerse myself in completely when … Continue reading

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Dance Freely

Today I took time to sit down with a novel. It is The Return by Victoria Hislop, which I saved from the charity pile which my parents formed when they sorted through their books from the attic. Published in 2008, … Continue reading

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Feel It

I’ve been wondering about what to blog about today, and have many various pieces of music which I could share. But I restrain myself, sharing only one piece a week, because otherwise my blog would rarely contain words! So today … Continue reading

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Roses Sounding

Today, we gathered in St Michaels & All Angels Church, said thankyou for the life of Irene Watkins. Known and loved by many, the service had the personal touch it needed, and the brave, kind woman I regret not having … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky

From Pg 77 of Our Sound is Our Wound by Lucy Winkett… The very act of making music together is a protest against the inequalities and divisions that human beings create and re-create in every century. It is not diversionary … Continue reading

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Acoustic Love

Lovely lunch again. No Eddie this time, but accompanied by the sun and a can of coke! And again, that glorious music coming from the crowd on the lawn behind me. I didn’t want to disturb them, hidden away behind … Continue reading

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