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The music is part of a longer work I wrote in 2008. I like the sound of an oboe. The top photo of The Barge in Hertford is where I met my wife-to-be 49 years ago, or more correctly, in … Continue reading
In the 1974 I compiled a travelling theatre presentation which twenty of us took around England in a bus. The show, made up of songs, sketches and dancing, was called ‘Here In The Distance’ and explored, in a light-hearted way, the theme of relationships … Continue reading
Dave was a teacher in early 1970s Stevenage. Unhappy with his school and the students he was pleased to find a folk club, and a way out of teaching for good. He decided to become a club performer. He already played piano and I … Continue reading
The photograph is one of our daughter Emily’s superb creations, a boat on a crochet sea.
Some time ago, having written out the melody line of After the Rain, I thought a slightly baroque arrangement would work. Not all the sampled orchestral instruments of Sibelius music software sound well, particularly the grouped strings in this edited … Continue reading
I was asked to provide some songs for a school play about a land ruled in a strict and orderly fashion by The Directors, who introduce themselves to the audience thus: The turning point of the play comes when a … Continue reading
The first photo is of nearby Erddig, now a National Trust property and open for all. The last is even more local.
From the 1981 album Close Relations. Details are in the Retro menu. The photo is by Peter Mallett.
A Jizzle Of Sparrows There are over 600 posts on SongShepherd and it’s time to have a break for a while. I’m no spring chicken and the web site uses a great deal of time every day, taking the photos, finding, editing, arranging and … Continue reading
From the 1990 album After All This Time. Retro in the menu has some details.