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Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Wednesday August 23

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
New Orleans Jazz at the Village Hall - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.
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Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

World Premiere of St. Cuthbert's Suite in March

St. Cuthbert, widely regarded as the Patron Saint of Northern England, died on March 20, 687AD - 1329 years ago - so the forthcoming world premiere of the St. Cuthbert's Suite is long overdue
This specially commissioned composition, composed by Durham-born musician Paul Edis, is a musical account of the life of StCuthbert. Drawing upon influences from jazz, folk and classical music it will be performed by some of the finest musicians in the North East on Friday, March 18 at Ushaw College, and then at Durham Cathedral on Saturday, March 19.
The Ushaw Ensemble consists of Graham Hardy (Trumpet/Flugel), Graeme Wilson (saxes/bass clarinet/flute), Emma Fisk (Violin), Alice Burn (Northumbrian Pipes), Paul Edis (Piano/MD), Rob Walker (drums/perc) and Paul Susans (double bass)
Cuthbert was a shepherd from Melrose - he saw a vision of the soul being carried up to heaven by Angels - he joined a monastery - as an evangelist he was described as 'indefatigable' and 'the wonder worker of Britain - he lived in solitude as a hermit - his body had to be moved several times after his death (including 7 years on the road) fleeing the Vikings, until eventually settling in Dunholme (Durham) where the Cathedral now stands (apparently, it would appear from the photo, calling in at the Gala Theatre) . 
Lance.
www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/plans-move-holy-statue-st-9602073

1 comment :

  1. Re Cuthbert: As you say, Lance, calling in at the Gala. Due to the nocturnal habits of some of his neighbours in Millenium Square he may be forced to take refuge in the grounds of the Cathedral! (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/plans-move-holy-statue-st-9602073)

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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