Worldwise Samba Drummers

 

Watched an all drumming band at this year’s Jazz Festival in Clitheroe.  It’s tribal beat had us all moving to an infectuuous rhythme.

A Celebration

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My love of music covers all styles, including iconic performers. Over Christmas the BBC interviewed Dame Shirley Bassey and her remarkable career span.  It was also a special celebration in recognition of Shirley’s 80th Birthday in January.  Fabulous vocal longevity, and in her own words. “How do you keep the Music Playing”.

Dance Celebration

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An enlightening BBC Documentary covered the ballet career of Darcy Bussell.  Darcy’s  contemporary performance with her partner Jonathan Cope, was captivating with artistic movements. 

Glastonbury Sunset

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A glorious sunset shone over Glastonbury Music Festival 2016.  The highlight of a really fantastic weekend of Bands and music performing on the Pyramid Stage. (bbc.co.uk/glastonbury)

Costume and Culture

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Folk Festivals bring costume and culture together.  This Mexican dancer came alive with her traditional performance at one of the Holmfirth Festivals in Yorkshire.

Pub Art

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I thought this Pub’s piano keys stood out in the high street of Oldham. I wasn’t sure what the link was to the pub name however.  Maybe it’s a union of Karioki Pub Singers to traditional singalongs !! 

Street Dancing

 

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Street Busking is always around us in Piccadilly Manchester.  What I like most is the way crowds get involved with the moment.  Take this passer-by who got so wrapped up with the music, he danced  for the fun of it.

Frozen in Time

FROZEN IN TIME 2013-11-16 004We all know that feeling – late for work, caught in a rush hour, stressed out!  Credit to this street performer’ s artistic interpretation ‘Frozen in Time’ and motionless.  He caused a few heads to turn in city centre of Manchester including mine.

 

Worlds Apart

Another world, time and place from Digital Music. This traditional Theatre, based in Eccles, Manchester, is an Organ Heritage Centre.  With a friendly communial audience, Nigel Ogden took us through all the familiar melodies on this Wurlitzer.   If you are in the area,  its well worth a visit  www.ltot.org.uk (Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust).

BRIT Awards

Watched Ed Sheeran’s performance at the recent Brit Awards.  Loved his own duel vocal harmonies during ‘Blood Stream’.  So impressed. Wow !

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