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Happy Burns Night!

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Oh damn, forgot to get the veggie haggis in, and we have friends coming tonight. It'll just have to be a post-modern celebration of Robbie Burn's life with a cosmopolitan menu. Don't think he would have minded though, I'll try to make the food as colourful and flavoursome as he was so it'll definitely be in the spirit of...

May write more later, but right now must go and get cooking the veggie haggis :)

Clements Hall concert

FIRST OF ALL A BELATED HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY READERS. WISHING YOU A HEALTHY, HAPPY & PEACEFUL 2014 FILLED WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER. 
I've got the bug again!  No not the one that's going around that makes your nose run, your eyes sting, your throat hurt and your head ache... I mean the performing bug!

Still buzzing from our student concert at Clements Hall on Saturday night.  As my public appearances have been in single figures over recent years, this event was causing more than a spot of anxiety, specially as I was involved in five of the nineteen songs, two of them composed, as Hank Wangford would say, out of my own brain :)

It was great to be playing in several different line-ups - duo, trio, five piece band, eight-piece band and also in combos of various age groups, each playing different styles of music. For instance on Sway, a latin number, we had a percussion section of 10-12 year olds, playing maracas, claves and cabasa as well as the adult members …