Monthly Archives: December 2013

My Annual Blog Report!

Well, my yearly statistics have arrived from my service provider, WordPress. It’s all great news, for me. 54,000 people viewed my blog this year. I find that quite amazing and a little overwhelming, to be honest. I’m ‘chuffed’ to bits! … Continue reading

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The End Of Italian Opera?! A Sad State Of Affairs…

An excellellent article about the sorry mess Italian opera is in , by Elizabeth Braw in NEWSWEEK…   The End of Italian Opera: Will They Wait for the Fat Lady to Sing? By Elisabeth Braw / December 26 2013 11:22 AM The opera … Continue reading

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Leroy Anderson’s Horse Whinny…

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Merry Xmas Everybody…

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A Christmas Landscape Tonight the wind gnaws With teeth of glass, The jackdaw shivers In caged branches of iron, The stars have talons. There is hunger in the mouth Of vole…

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Merry Xmas Everyone!

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Peace To All This Christmas… Stille Nacht

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra trumpet player Brendan Ball and organist Ian Tracey perform Silent Night as part of ‘Ian & Brendan’s Christmas Singalong’ Lunchtime Concert, Thursday 19 December, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Film by Mark McNulty Brendan Ball is sponsored by … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown – Xmas Dance…

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Ian & Brendan’s Xmas Singalong

Ian Tracey and myself played our Christmas trumpet and organ ‘Singalong’ today at lunchtime, in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. It was a good event and the audience of several hundred had a great time. Finding a programme of an hour’s music … Continue reading

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Psychotherapist Dr Gerald Stein Advises On Stage Fright & Performance Anxiety

There is a great site for advice on overcoming issues with performance anxiety etc. Chicago Psychotherapist, Dr. Stein, is a well known expert in this field and posts readily for the benefit of others.To read more, click on the link … Continue reading

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Brendan’s Latest Solo Project! Be There…

Since the latest leg of the Delia Derbyshire ‘Darlings’ Tour, I’ve had a bit of a rest from solo engagements whilst I’ve concentrated on the day jog – working full time with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra! International organ virtuoso, … Continue reading

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