Nanci, Don & Charlie

In less than a fortnight in the summer three people whose music was – and is – very important to me passed away. They were Nanci, Don and Charlie. Their names written together like that suggest a folk trio though I don’t think they ever worked together. But between them they crossed musical boundaries ofContinue reading “Nanci, Don & Charlie”

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Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

And so that was Christmas, to mis-quote John Lennon – “And what have you done? Another year over, and a new one just begun” as he actually sang on Happy Christmas (War Is Over). Well, we know one thing for sure, war and violence is not over. If anything, terrorism seems more unpredictable and brutalContinue reading “Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015”

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London Calling, and the Isle of Wight too…

  Do you remember The Clash song London Calling? To be fair my headline is not quite how it was. “London calling to the faraway towns” is what they sang. But we all have to start somewhere, to mis-quote Spike Milligan, and that is how I am starting this blog. Regular readers will know thatContinue reading “London Calling, and the Isle of Wight too…”

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How did we get here? Via Paris, actually…

So here we are, in Orkney. Time speeds by and, amazingly, come April it will be four years since our move here from London. A Californian woman and an Englishman. How did we get here? And, as we are often asked, how did we meet in the first place? I will explain. And along theContinue reading “How did we get here? Via Paris, actually…”

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