Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ye Olde Morris Dancers of Stratford upon Avon


Ye Goddes – The streets of Stratford-upon-Avon are full of bells, jingles and flowery hats…the local folk are making merry …. Morris dancers in full regalia! Friends, Romans, Countrymen lend me your clogs !

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Kazoo revival – 1920’s Jazz Jazz Jazz


1920’s swells Cheeky and Charming Charlie spread mirth and music under the auspices of the charity music in hospitals. Goodness gracious me – Charlie gets the blonde ! The kazoo is a wind instrument which adds a “buzzing” timbral quality … Continue reading

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Gregory Porter at Band on the Wall, Manchester.


Two sell out nights at Manchester’s Band on the Wall for Gregory Porter! As a man who is rarely seen without his topper , Bernhardt was delighted by Porters’ hat. “I felt an immediate connection,” the bufoon was heard loudly … Continue reading

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Stephane Grappelli ? Not on your Nelly !


Cheery Charlie violinist Graham Clark celebrates the Queens jubilee with a select audience at a concert organised by the charity Music in Hospitals. Stephane Grappelli ? Not on your Nelly !  ( And not Didier Malherbe from Gong either !)

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Welcome to Israel !


Cheeky Charlie uncharacteristically eschews the company of the ladies of the local folkloric dance group, for the thrills and spills of the fun fare with dare devil Martin Milner. Good heavens Charlie, hang on to your hat ! …….. and … Continue reading

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