Music – My #WOTW

By | December 14, 2017

I know, I haven’t summed up our week in a while, I’ll blame it on “stuff” that I haven’t wanted to blog about yet, but…

This week’s word just has to be Music!

On Monday we attended D’s SN school Carol Concert, it’s always a really fantastic event, with a local brass band accompanying our singing. The conductor always wears a festive Waistcoat and the band are be-decked out in red band uniforms and very funny hats – turkeys, trees, the whackier the better!

There are plenty of interactive opportunities too, with shakers and triangles provided to “Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer” and “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and both adults there and children love it.

The head teacher always narrates a Christmas story and this year’s was one I hadn’t heard of before, but will be added to our collection – “Jesus’s Christmas Party”.

We don’t get to hear D practising her flute playing at home as she compartmentalises this and sees it as very much a school activity. But, there she is in the picture, at the concert, playing Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called To Say I Love You” as part of her school band. It was wonderful and I have to admit it gave my tear ducts a clean-out as some proud, quiet tears were shed. It was also re-assuring – as we pay for private flute lessons within D’s school – to see that she is progressing fantastically with her playing! Wonderful!

This has also dominated my ears this week:

The new Midge Ure album.

Regular readers of my blog will know that Ultravox are my favourite all-time band and I’d pre-ordered this album via iTunes.

Every week for the month prior to release a track was available to download and they are amazing! Tracks now accompanied by a full orchestra and new singing adaptations.

These aren’t the “sideburns and suck your cheeks in” versions, some build up to a massive music crescendo, some are quieter, in all though, the emotion flies through the ear worms/stereo.

I have to admit that I hinted for this CD for Christmas and then couldn’t resist buying a copy for the stereo, to get the full speaker effect, it was worth it.
I even had a couple of RTs from the man himself ☺️


And in a week where a label on an envelope sums me up perfectly, Music has got me through it x

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Cheryl | Time To Craft on December 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm.

How wonderful to hear her play. My three play various instruments and I will never tire of hearing them play. Music gives so much. #wotw
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Kim Carberry on December 15, 2017 at 8:16 pm.

The Carol Concert sounds fantastic! It sounds like D is doing so well with her flute x
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Jeannette on December 16, 2017 at 10:26 am.

Thank you lovely, so proud x

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Emma Devere on December 16, 2017 at 7:01 am.

Oh look at you getting retweets from a celeb!

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Jeannette on December 16, 2017 at 10:25 am.

Indeed!

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