It’s been a few days since attending a concert at the beautiful Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performed Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Offertorium by Sofia Gubaidulina and Vaughan William’s Symphony Number 3, A Pastoral Symphony.
All tour dates are now confirmed and are available to view at the events page here on the site. Tickets are available from the venues and festival offices. Here’s a summary list of dates and venues: Tour Dates Wed 11th October Swansea Jazzland, http://www.swanseajazzland.co.uk Thurs 12th October Leeds Seven Jazz LS7 3PD http://www.sevenleeds.co.uk Fri 13thContinue reading “Tour Dates for ‘Fish Tales’”
A Jazz Suite by Alan Barnes and Pat McCarthy – Artwork by Dale Mackie and Poetry written and performed by Josie Moon. The CD is now available from http://www.woodvillerecords.com/FishTales.htm
There is nothing like a good sing. All singers know this. They know that singing either solo or with others has enormous benefits. Thanks are due to Gareth Malone, whose popularising of the joys of choral singing has led to a remarkable renaissance in the UK and elsewhere of community choirs. Having started a communityContinue reading “Singing for Life: the joy of singing!”
I was thrilled to be asked, not just because of my Grimsby origins and the fact that people here are 90% sea water and 10% east wind but because the story is a compelling and multi-faceted one
Blackbird heralds dawn as light breaks. Where his gentle wing abides spring enters in as a protest and his song sings of hope. I had the pleasure of being invited to talk about poetry on Radio Humberside this week as part of the BBC’s shout out for short poems to be considered for inclusion inContinue reading “Ode to Joy”
Handmaid’s Protest (Source: Planned Parenthood @pptxvotes) The sight of women protesters in Texas dressed as Handmaids chills my blood. The photograph showing twelve women peacefully protesting surrounded by six armed men fills me with rage. This is Donald Trump’s America, a place in which thirty men gather in a closed room to talk about women’sContinue reading “Gilead Advances”
‘A Fish Tale’, the poetry collection is now available to buy as an attractive, limited edition pamphlet. Make your order via the secure Paypal link on the contact page.