Rick Wakeman on Tour (2019)

Entitled Rick’s Grumpy Old Christmas Show, we joined our friends, Ian and Ann, for an evening of superb piano playing punctuated by Rick’s unique sense of humour. This was the last of his twelve-date tour around the UK. The venue wasn’t one we’ve it visited before — Warwick Arts Centre — and the surrounding University …
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Oliver – Live in Concert

We drove down to Roger, Jane and Oliver’s this afternoon. The weather was horrendous, but it was well worth it as we were going to see Oliver playing flute in the East Herts Concert Band at their Christmas Concert. The venue was the delightful St Mary’s Church in the village of Standon, a Grade 1 …
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Six Go Swinging!

A short drive to Rushden tonight with David, Valerie, Jo and Janet for the Rushden & District RAFA’s “Swing’s the Thing” Concert. We’d been invited to this fund-raising event by good friends Richard and Pauline, and being local, it didn’t take us long to get there. However, our unfamiliarity with the immediate area meant that …
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Palmers and Bricklayers

Palmers Reunited A scorcher of a day, as we headed down to Bromley to catch up with Neil, Debbie, Alfie and Frankie. Just to make a change, rather than our normal haunt of ASK, at the top of the high-street, we chose The Bricklayers Arms, just a five-minute walk from Bromley South station. Last time …
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Our Anniversary Weekend 2018 (34/7)

Friday, 14th (Our Anniversary) It’s our 7th Anniversary (or 34th in ‘old money’) and we’ve a busy few days ahead. There was just enough time to open our cards and presents before we left, heading north. Thanks for your kind words everyone!       Ann bought we a very classy watch! These days, we normally …
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Camel: Moonmadness Tour 2018 (Royal Albert Hall)

What a treat! I haven’t seen these guys in concert for quite a few years – and tonight was the final gig in their 2018 World Tour. I’ve seen only them twice before, live – once in the late 70s at Fairfield Halls, Croydon and more recently, at some point in the 90s (where I’m embarrassed to …
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The King’s Men

Well, it wasn’t quite all of the them (see the photo below) and luckily, we didn’t have to go to ‘the top of the hill’ to see them. What we did see (and hear) was 7 (of the 15) guys who are Choral Scholars from the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, performing in a close-harmony …
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Bach in Cranford

Cranford HallIt was a beautiful Summer’s evening (rare this year, so far), and we took the short drive to Cranford Hall – about 10 minutes away – to see Fiori Musicali perform their evening of Bach pieces. Tonight there was just four in the ‘Band’ – playing harpsichord, cello, recorder and violin. The event was …
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Yes, Yes!

No… not a scene from When Harry met Sally but a reference to a couple of prog-rock elders (that’s Ian and me!) and our trip to see the supergroup, Yes, at the Royal Albert Hall tonight where they concluded the UK leg of their 2016 Spring Tour. We started the afternoon with something  much quieter …
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