Category Archives: Inspiration

2020

Brexit still divides the UK: fifty fifty ish, no consensus politics at work by politicians who have no regard for a consensus, or businesses, or their constituents, just their own agendas. Covid-19 divides the UK, into: those who have experienced … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding (and Enjoyable) Creative Road

This first part of the process was interesting and enjoyable, creating new music and revisiting compositions from the nearly forgotten past, Continue reading

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The composing of Rotherham’s Pioneers the musical

I am encouraged by the amount of composition that was created during the visits and would like to continue with the concept in other areas of the country Continue reading

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When the ball starts rolling

Finished week one and now starting week two of visiting junior and senior schools in Rotherham with the aim of inspiring the pupils to compose music for Pioneer the musical, the story about the people, and some places, that make … Continue reading

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Happy blogday

The blogging journey started almost two years ago. At that time I could only see a desolate landscape of desert and mountains that had to be traversed and as to the light at the end of the tunnel? I had … Continue reading

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Nervous Nineties

Time to discover
To think and recover Continue reading

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The Xylophone, Max Jaffa and three years late

Today I have completed and published a new collection of xylophone solos, over 31 years since the first one, with a CD of accompaniments rather than a piano book. My original compilation – Ten Xylophone Solos was an edited collection … Continue reading

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A community rewarded

Last weekend saw the final round of games in the Pontefract and District Cricket League. For my local club, South Kirkby Colliery Cricket Club, it was a significant Saturday in that a win (or at least three bonus points) in … Continue reading

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A change of…

anything can help with creativity, for me travelling, visiting and experiencing different situations inspires many ideas. Intermittent blogs at the moment as I am visiting different parts of England and only a short hello today as there is so much … Continue reading

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Bowls, bells and tings (and sings)

Once I had recovered from the 26th June, the world premiere performance, I have been enjoying recording some of the works we did not have time to complete on the day. This has been good for me as a performer – … Continue reading

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