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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)


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Today Saturday January 25



Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.


Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.


Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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Friday, October 01, 2010

And I thought the weather at Scarborough was bad! Overture to the Lockerbie Jazz Festival.

Motored west, took the highway that's the best, get your kicks on Route A69!
It was wet and the further west I drove the wetter it got. Turned right at Carlisle and the rain became even rainier. Hurried past Gretna which looked more grey than green and eventually made it to Lockerbie.
Swam across the hotel car park happy to be sheltered before being engulfed in the warmth of the greeting and the room.
A sirloin steak about half the size of a bull's backside put me in a better frame of mind and I looked forward to tonight's Carol Kidd concert at the Town Hall.
Then the word got through.
The Town Hall roof was leaking and the concert moved to the Dryfesdale Hotel a couple of miles up the road. I've got my fingers crossed.
The other Town Hall concerts have been moved to the Lockerbie Academy.
Wherever, it still looks good musicwise.

1 comment :

Liz said...

OMG what a start! talk about "Stormy weather" you made me laugh though, hope tomorrow finds you
"On the sunny side of the street!"