www.finishmysong.com now condensed onto this website For the past 10 years or so I have advertised my piano playing service on a separate website called FinishMySong, but as of this week that website will close and a condensed version of it will appear here: Music for Ceremonies & Celebrations I offer a service to play for weddings in the Yorkshire… Read more »
Learning and enjoying music doesn’t always have to be about structured lessons, or even be ‘taught’ as such. This weekend I set my son’s little guitar up with an open E major tuning (E B E G# B E) and gave it to him to play with. I offered absolutely no instruction, but simply handed him the instrument and a… Read more »
Every time I go to see a musical show, now matter what the genre, wherever it’s playing, and whether or not the performers are professional or amateurs, I walk out of the experience a fuller person: enriched by the experience. And, last night was no exception. Steve Earle and The Dukes played Manchester’s O2 Ritz as part of their world… Read more »
I’m often informed of musical instruments that people are wanting to sell or give away, especially pianos. Here’s a really lovely looking upright piano (John Broadwood & Sons) that is going for free to a good home. It’s in the Crosshills area, and you would need to arrange to pick it up / transport it to your house. Contact me… Read more »
Tom Utley is paid to review a Paul Simon concert, even though he’s only ever been to 2 gigs in his entire life. Don’t bother to click on the link below – it’s only there should you become overwhelmed with curiosity as to how a man who obviously knows nothing about music and has nearly zero experience of live performances… Read more »
Carleton Ladies Choir (or, at least, some of them!) will be performing this afternoon at St Leonard’s Church, Downham (just outside Clitheroe). Entrance is free of charge. Please come along to support us if you can.
North Yorkshire West Federation: Rock Choir The Women’s Institute North Yorkshire West Federation are in the process of establishing a rock choir… well, in fact, three rock choirs that will occasionally come together to perform as one group. And, I’m honoured to be the Musical Director of one of them – rehearsing every third Wednesday evening at Hellifield Village Hall,… Read more »
Carleton Ladies Choir Summer Concert 2018 Click below to watch the concert in its entirety: For more information about the Carleton Ladies Choir, including our next performances, visit the Facebook page.
This poster caught my eye this afternoon, in the window of a bookshop in Ikley: It seems that Otley is starting a completely new musical group: The Otley Community Rock Orchestra, open to people who play any instrument. Looking at the tag line do you STRUM BLOW PLUCK PICK BOW SQUEEZE or play a musical instrument in any other way… Read more »