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12,000 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 1140 of them this year alone and, so far, 87 this month (Oct. 27).

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IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 29

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. Tel: 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Abbie Finn Trio - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity (upstairs). It’s Abbie’s birthday!

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00-10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish.

FRIDAY 30

Neil William & Ben Holland - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. Jazz standards from the 1920s & 30s.

SATURDAY 31

Alice Grace & Pawel Jedrzejewski - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. £10.00. Online booking (to book a table). Limited capacity. Alice & Pav join a multi-bill of entertainers (magician etc) to celebrate Prohibition Bar’s fifth anniversary. SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

R.I.P Margaret Aitchison

Just received the sad news that Margaret Aitchison, widow of the late trumpet player Hughie Aitchison died yesterday (Sept. 29).

Margaret was well known on the northeast jazz scene for many years usually in the company of her husband and later, after Hughie's death, with one of her sons.

I found her to be a lovely person and we exchanged Xmas cards until recently.

We read about Covid-19 in the media but it's when it hits someone you know that you start to take it seriously.

May she Rest In Peace,

Lance

4 comments :

Barry Aitchison said...

I miss my mother a lot it just kills me that she is not here any more it is going to take time. I will never get over this. My mother is now in a better place free from the bad persons that are in the street. I will do anything to keep her name in in my mind forever.
Barry.

carstairs said...

Very sad to learn of Margaret's passing. I first met her with Hughie over 40 years ago. She had a lovely smile.
My condolences to Colin and Barry.

CCJAZZMEN said...

Rest in Peace Mother. Will remember you fondly.
Colin

Barry Aitchison said...

The funeral is on 4th November 2020 at 14.15pm at Tynemouth I am inviting all the jazz persons that our mother knew to come along if they can.
Son

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