Monthly Archives: April 2011

April 13 – In London for the EC

Meet with various other EC members at breakfast and pop out to catch a bus from outside the hotel. I have a bit a predjudice against buses which is unfortunately supported by the the driver of the number 59 bus … Continue reading

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April 12 – Corporate Hats and Boots Gig

Playing with a trio gig doing a mix of barn dance, line dance and songs in a country stylee for a corporate gig in East Grinstead for Proctor & Gamble. The gig is through caller Liz Scholey and the band is … Continue reading

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April 11 – Office work and Teaching

Monday is usually when I catch up on emails and do various office tasks. I’m usually pretty assiduous about keeping up-to-date but a busy March has meant that meant that I’ve let things slide a bit. In fact, I’ve not … Continue reading

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April 9 – MoonDance wedding in Essex

There is usually something special about weddings in Essex. I’m sure that if the Archers’ soap was set in Basildon rather than Ambridge then this event would have been right at home. Or perhaps an Alan Parker film would be nearer … Continue reading

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April 8 – Chiltern Ceilidhs…

Another busy day as we sort out stuff for this evening’s Chiltern Ceilidh in Dunstable. Ali sorts out food and picks up accordion player Alex Cummings from the station. Tom’s van conks out on the motorway and as my van … Continue reading

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April 7th – Hoedown Band Rehearsal

Rehearsing with the new ‘dep’ bass player. Still no van. It needs 4 new tyres (ouch) – it should be ready tomorrow…

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April 6th – Van and office day

Had to take the van to my friendly mechanic in Studham to sort out its MOT and some minor repairs. This Mercedes Vito crew van has been the best vehicle I’ve had so far. It cruises nicely along the motoway, … Continue reading

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April 5th – Down to London Town…

I was down on London today to meet up with some of my fellow Musicians’ Union (MU) Executive Committee (EC) members and the secretariat discussing union business. MU members sometimes don’t realise how much input they have into the running … Continue reading

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April 4th – Rehearsal (MoonDance)

Rehearsing down in Eastbourne today with MoonDance Ceilidh Band(www.moondanceceilidh.com). Before the playing part, we had a ‘band meeting’ to discuss the direction of the band and various technical issues. Although this kind of thing is somewhat tedious for all concerned … Continue reading

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April 3rd – Mothers’ Day

Mothers’ Day in the UK, make a guess as to what I was doing!

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