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Well, a massive audience of 24 turned up for my first solo concert of 2010. They came, they stayed awake and they clapped.

The Set list was:

Romanza - Anon
Air on the G String - Bach
Andante from Concerto for two mandolins RV532 - Vivaldi
Clair de Lune - Debussey
Lord Willoughy's Welcome Home/ Melancholy Galliard - John Dowland
Seascape Suite - Hart
Fields of Green - Jasper Smith
My heart will go on - Jennings & Horner (yep, the Sealion Dying song from Titanic)
Everything I do - Bryan Adams (yes, the Robin Hood song)
Pasodoblillo/ Bolero - Bartolome Calatuyud
Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
Capricho Arabe - Tarrega
Classical Gas - Mason Williams

Encores: Montemayor and Alba de Tormes from Castles of Spain - Moreno-Torroba

And I'm sure I heard someone "la-la-la-ing" along to the famous stuff.

A :-)

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Posted : 11/01/2010 3:15 pm
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Where were you playing Alan?

The only thing that keeps me from realising my full potential is the depressing awareness that it wouldn't take much time or effort...

 
Posted : 11/01/2010 4:11 pm
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I take it that you lit a cigar for the Air on a G string. :D

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Posted : 11/01/2010 4:17 pm
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I did talk about that cigar advert when I introduced it.

Today's gig was in The Orangery at The Old Deanery - a retirement village 15 minutes down the road from me. With a bit of luck, they'll have me back.

A :-)

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
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Posted : 11/01/2010 4:56 pm
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Air on the G String, is that kinda like Smoke On The Water?

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."

 
Posted : 11/01/2010 5:13 pm
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That's a great set list!!

I would have loved to hear the Bryan Adams tune, and I really enjoy Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home....did happen to get a recording of it did you? :D

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

 
Posted : 12/01/2010 8:49 am
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Didn't want to load up on the pressure for the first run out with the new set list so I didn't record any of it, and I'm presenting the same set at another retirement home this afternoon so by the end of the day I should have a good idea of how well it's shaking down. One of my students has a studio in his shed, so recording is definitely on the cards for this year.

Recording is doubly on the cards actually, the Cambridge Guitar Orchestra is recording this year at Weston Church, near Hitchin in Herts in the UK, and the dates are booked; so I'm part of that too.

A :-)

"Be good at what you can do" - Fingerbanger"
I have always felt that it is better to do what is beautiful than what is 'right'" - Eliot Fisk
Wedding music and guitar lessons in Essex. Listen at: http://www.rollmopmusic.co.uk

 
Posted : 12/01/2010 9:21 am
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Very nice selection. I'l like to be in one of your concerts, I have listened some of those tunes practically all my life.

Congrats :D

 
Posted : 13/01/2010 12:58 pm
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That's really great Alan, I'll keep a watch for your recordings,
best wishes! :D

 
Posted : 16/01/2010 9:57 am
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Dude, that sounds so much better than IB. Of course, IB is sounding good to me right now. Perspectives. I digress. Congrats on your performance and I hope many more. My playing for the older folks is on hold for a little while as I try to get more dependable. All good things come in time. However, it won't be to your depths of talent. We're talking sing-a-longs here. Maybe a few years..... :D

Roy
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Posted : 16/01/2010 12:56 pm
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That's great Alan congrats!!!

In Space, no one can hear me sing!

 
Posted : 23/01/2010 6:56 am