Category Archives: Music

Inua Ellams – an evening with an immigrant.

We went to hear this 33 year-old Nigerian read his poetry and tell us of his life in Nigeria, until he was 12 when the growth of Boko Haram forced his family to flee Nigeria (his father is Muslim and … Continue reading

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Dinner and Jazz – birthday 2017

We left the house in windblown wet snow to wait for a bus downtown, but it got better.  Early dinner at Bom-Banes in George Street.  I had a headless bird, sounds better as oiseau sans tete – a parcel of pigeon, … Continue reading

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The Dream of Gerontius

We went to a musical event at the Dome on Sunday night.  Until we went I didn’t even know Elgar wrote it, so it was a very new experience.  98 members of the Brighton Festival Choir sat in five or six rows behind … Continue reading

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North Laine pubs and a beer or three

On the 6th March, after a morning fixing a 100mm diameter pipe through the kitchen wall for a new oven hood extractor I felt I had earnt a beer, and I needed a stretch of the limbs, so it was … Continue reading

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30th January 2016 Shoreham trip

5pm and a brisk walk down to the Old Steine for a 700 Coastliner bus to Shoreham and straight into the Old Star micropub, which was crowded with people and 4 dogs.  The latter (I hope) did not improve the atmosphere, … Continue reading

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Cate Ferris at Neptune tomorrow afternoon

Not to be missed. Sunday 4th October at the Neptune (good beers as well) close to King Alfred baths and Maroccos Ices.  If you get a seat near the stage keep a spare for me – got some carpentry and … Continue reading

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Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick at St Lukes Church

Really went for Mr Carthy,  not being a big violin fan, but the way the two of them played so well together made me a bit of a convert to the violin.  Swarbrick seemed to get Carthy fired up, so … Continue reading

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