Pat's Blog

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Booking just arrived from Carol of St James, South Elmhall for a Celebration party to be held at St James Village Hall, Nr Halesworth, Suffolk on Saturday 9th June .  Tickets are available from Carol on 01986 782403.  The music that night will be a mix of Sixties and Country. New venue for me, so really looking forward to making new friends.

Paul Scott Accordian

My good friend Paul Scott has just released a CD for all you accordion lovers out there. Pauls musical talents include Keyboard and Drums, but his first love is the accordion.  I travelled down to Lewisham in London with Paul to collect his favoured model which is the highly rated Hohner Atlantic (pictured) and this combined with his own backing on Keyboard results in a great sounding CD . Tracks include a Scottish selection, Latin, Spanish, Alpine, Ceilidh and various waltzes.  At £6.00 per cd, this easy listening selection is a must for all accordion lovers or as a gift.  Will be sending a copy to Keith Greentree of Rodeo Norfolk as many tracks are worthy of a play on St Patricks day, notably "The Fields of Athenry. Well done Paul!

Thanks Roy & Carol

My thanks to Roy and Carol for booking me for an evening at Felmingham Village Hall, Nr North Walsham.  Around 52 people attended and we had a lovely night together. I was joined on stage by my mate Bobby Graham who accompanied my vocals with live guitar.  Thanks Bobby, appreciated. Nice folks and good to meet up again with some friends I hadn't seen for some time. a little low on numbers, but with other local events going on, quite a good turnout.

Fakenham Community Centre

Had a terrific night with everyone who turned out for a Valentines Dance at Fakenham Community Centre on 11th Feb. Many of those who came along I recognised from East Barsham Village Hall Music nights put on by Kathy, Norman and Family.  Nice to see all those folks again after being out for a year. Another one coming up at this venue on April 14th. really looking forward to another night with these lovely people who made Sue and I so welcome. I only discovered on the night that April 14th sees another event taking place at East Barsham and we run the risk of each venue having lower turnouts as a result. Never mind. Hope to see all of my East Barsham friends this coming New Years Eve.  Thanks to Glenn for his help with my gear on arrival. Brilliant Buffet and Raffle you guys!

Greeting for Jeff Hawes

Wishing my talented musician friend Jeff Hawes all the best for the future in his new home in Spain. A really nice guy who deserves to do well. Thanks Jeff for your Guitar lessons. Must keep practicing now. All the best to you and yours and hope you get some gigs over there.