Monthly Archives: June 2014

Grand Celebrity Trumpet and Organ Gala – Tine Thing Helseth and Ian Tracey 28/6/2014

I spent an all too rare evening as a member of the audience last night. Especially as it was a trumpet concert. I would normally be attending concerts as performer these days. What an evening it was, too! Tine Thing … Continue reading

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Courgettes… Urban Farm 29/6/2014

I’ve got eight healthy looking courgette plants growing well this year. I’m growing two varieties this season. Ambassador, a good honest dark green traditional courgette and an interesting one called Tristar. Tristar produces three colours of courgette; yellow, light green … Continue reading

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Cucumbers – Urban Farm 28/6/2014

I haven’t bothered much with cucumbers for a few years, as I think they are more reliable in a green house. I have never really had any kind of spectacular success with outdoor varieties. Since I built my new ‘custom/bespoke’ … Continue reading

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Biological pest control… Urban Farm June 22nd 2014

We all want to grow food without chemicals. Organic farming is definitely the way forward. However, pests such as caterpillars and greenfly can decimate a crop in no time at all. I have just encountered a greenfly infestation in my … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Liverpool Philharmonic Hall!

This week is the 75th anniversary of the opening of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. The famous home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating by undergoing a major refurbishment and is closed until October while the extensive rebuild is taking … Continue reading

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Neal Berntsen And Tom Rolfs Discuss Studying With Vincent Chicowicz

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Performance Of The Ring Cycle With Digital Orchestra is postponed…

The proposed performance of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle operas with ‘live digital orchestra has seemingly caused so much controversy that it has been postponed. This article appeared in the New York Times yesterday… ‘Ring’ Cycle With Digital Orchestra Is Postponed … Continue reading

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RLPO – Liverpool Anglican Cathedral 17/6/2014

A fabulous shot of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Choir and Ian Tracey at the cathedral organ by official photographer Mark McNulty. This was from the concert last night which ended with a performance of the spectacular Festliches Preludium by … Continue reading

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Another Favourite Interval Study…

Since I surprised myself by the interest expressed in my post about ARBAN PAGE 125, I thought I’d post another neat interval study I enjoy playing from Arban’s great cornet method. What a fantastic book this is! All the exercises … Continue reading

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