Really enjoyed performing with Sam Richards and the others at The Dartmouth last Monday . Will and Carolan just fabulous .
I haven’t added new entries for a long time because unwanted comments are all i get . I don’t want any comments ,thanks.Especially as 99% are trying to sell me something.
Stuart Gordon has passed on then. One of the great undiscovered musicians .
The performances of Gismo Graf , Amatti Schmidt and especially Dorado Schmidt were beyond belief.The ghosts of gipsy history seemed to flutter around Dorado as soon as he picked up his violin and struck the first few notes like an hallucination that drew us into another world . And yet this is very earthy music full of the joys and sorrows of everyday life .
How come this stuff is never on the TV?
A warm evening with a bit of rain falling now and then.Good to feel la pompe taking over my senses when the band hit the right groove. Notes ringing out to the river’s swirl.Beats tapping feet on cobbled stones .
It’s been a very gratifying few days to see my guitar students at Dartington Primary and then the ones at Blackawton performing so well . They all entered into the spirit of live performance -something not experienced in many other areas of life and quite daunting for most of us . The great weather helped too as both performances were outdoors.
The Samms concert was excellent and I was very proud of my groups and to be part of the whole set-up. So much good music from the other groups.Hope we can all keep going.
My two guitar groups at SaMMs will be performing in the end of term concert at the Ariel Centre Totnes .The concert starts at 1.00 .Free entry .Lots of different musical ensembles.
One of my most talented singer/guitarist students Aileen Maggs will be performing on Saturday 12th July at The Glasdenbury Festival ,Denbury ,S.Devon.She will be on in the late afternoon sometime . She has the most arresting voice that works in a subtle way.
At 1pm on Saturday July 12th there will be a SaMMs concert and my students in the electric guitar and acoustic guitar group will be involved. The concert will be held at The Ariel Centre, Totnes and entry is free to all.