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 »
Today I went to Windstruments Music House to accompany my friend Matthew’s ABRSM grade 3 trumpet exam, which was probably the most fun I’ve ever had in an exam room. A bit of background: Matthew is someone I’ve known since childhood – we met at Salt Grammar School in Saltaire as we started our studies towards GCSE Music, continued on… Read more »
In June 2017, my wife and I visited New York City to celebrate our 40th birthdays. On one of the mornings there we walked from our hotel down Lexington Avenue and into Central Park. After grabbing a bite to eat we decided to explore a little more, strolling from one famous site to another: a movie set here, an iconic… Read more »
I’m always proud to tell people that I am the Musical Director of Carleton Ladies Choir, but never more so than after evenings like last night: the concert we put on at Carleton Village Hall was an enormous success. Accompanied at the piano by Peter Gunn, the choir performed a really varied programme of songs. These included Take These Wings by… Read more »
Over the years that I’ve been teaching singing in schools and theatre schools (and singing in choirs and other vocal groups myself), I have witnessed, led or taken part in hundreds of vocal warm-ups. Often these can be formulaic: the same pattern of exercises run through week in and week out, rehearsal after rehearsal, often taught as a matter of… Read more »