Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Most Dangerous Profession That is Trumpet Playing!

26/6/2010 For some years now, I have been aware of a most curious tradition in Poland. In the City Of Krakow at the top of St Mary’s Cathedral a fanfare is played on the Trumpet each hour. It is repeated … Continue reading

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Shops Upfront 26/6/2010

Paul Marsden and I [Trumpets:RLPO] decided to go into town for lunch yesterday. We were just one session away from completing our third CD of the week for Naxos and just needed to get the Hell out of Philharmonic Hall … Continue reading

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Headspace@Eggspace 26/6/2010

ALL SORTS I was invited to the opening of the new exhibition at ‘The Egg’ on Newington, Liverpool 1, on Thursday. The Egg cafe has been showcasing and supporting Liverpool Artists for over a quarter of a century now. The … Continue reading

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21/6/2010 Dog Walking in the ‘Canning’ Area

When walking Scooby around the Canning area, I am always reminded what a diverse and interesting place this is. There is no shortage of things to write about and see. In deciding how to categorise my Blog I chose very … Continue reading

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21/6/2010 Thinking back over the week

I’m just listening to BBC Radio4 last thing on a Sunday night. The Sunday church bells thing has passed. That lovely tune ‘Sailing By’ has also gone. As has the shipping forecast and God Save the Queen. I was thinking … Continue reading

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20\6\2010 Just you wait Mr. ‘iggins

“What was it that Eliza Doolittle could have done all night and still have begged for more?” Magnus Magnussen questioned a competitor on Mastermind

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16/6/2010 Jon Lord: The Colour Purple

This week has found the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra half way through the Summer Pops season. Three years ago we recordedĀ a work by Rock Legend Jon Lord. Aside from fame with Deep Purple and Whitesnake Jon is a respected composer … Continue reading

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Vertical Gardening

“Above us only sky,” John Lennon The main issue facing ‘Urban Farmers’ is space!

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The ‘Vuvuzela’

My goodness! What a buzz! Soccer World Cup 2010 has started and what a racket. The vuvuzela

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RLPO The Orchestra of the People!

I’m really enjoying my work with the RLPO this week. We appear to be doing a spot of ‘community service’ at the moment. We have performed six shows to a total of about 12,000 screaming 5 to eight year olds … Continue reading

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