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13,468 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 886 of them this year alone and, so far, 50 this month (July 17).

From This Moment On

Fri 23: Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham. 1:00pm. Tickets: £6.00. + £2.00. bf. Tel: 03000 266 600.

Fri 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.

Fri 23: Helen Anahita Wilson & Shahbaz Hussain @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. SOLD OUT!

Fri 23 - Sun 25: The Globe Summer Festival @ The Globe, Newcastle. Multi-genre bill (jazz inc. Tenement Jazz Band, Nishla Smith). Various ticket options (live stream option available) see: www.jazz.coop.

Sat 24: Youth Ensembles present St Cuthbert Suite @ Sage Gateshead. 7:30pm. Composer Paul Edis conducts Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices & Young Sinfonia in a new arrangement of his St Cuthbert Suite. AVAILABLE ONLY AS A PRE-RECORDED STREAM ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM.

Sat 24: Simon O'Byrne & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 25: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

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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