Category Archives: Music-making

where there are pianos…

A day out with BBC radio 3

I forgot to mention that recently I had a gorgeous day in the foyer of the Royal Festival Hall with the inimitable presenters of radio 3. I wanted to thank them for over 50 years of dedicated presenting and the … Continue reading

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Fund raising at the Kings Bridge Inn

My dear friend Andrew is undergoing chemotherapy for an aggressive liver cancer. Last night, with Beethoven’s help and his eloquent demonstration of courage in the face of illness (opus 110 the desolate arias and the resolute fugues) we held a … Continue reading

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England in Spring continued

On my way to giving a concert in Ashburton I had an idyllic spring ride along the edge of Dartmoor. The point of the fundraising was to raise money for legal fees to contest the proposal for bottom ash to … Continue reading

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John Railton contd. .

I am on the train to Devon and to John’s funeral tomorrow. . full of so many memories over the last 44 years. . How lovely to see the video of his MBE celebration, along with those photos spanning a … Continue reading

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John Railton … a tribute

It is with great sadness that I heard yesterday that John had died. As a little girl of 11 I had relished his Festival Hall children’s concerts…. his charismatic presence at our school music festivals…. his immense energy at the … Continue reading

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Concert coming soon!

Evocative music, slides and tales….. do come to the Steiner School at Dartington on Friday 18th at 7.30 pm (I am practising like a demon!) I will attempt to condense 3500 miles, 7 countries, 300 paintings and over 30 pianos … Continue reading

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Radio Totnes fm

In case you would like to have heard last Sunday’s programme with Jane and me talking about Beethoven by Bike but missed it, here is the link to listen again, sent to me by a clever computer whizz who was … Continue reading

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