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Posted by admin at November 6, 2016

Category: 2016, Andrew Bain, Goodfellowship, Hull, Hulljazz, Jazz, Live music, Music, Musicians, Students

Hulljazz presents Andrew Bain

Goodfellowship Inn, Cottingham Road, Hull

8:30 pm Wednesday November 9th

Don’t miss out on a real treat! Renowned Jazz musician Andrew Bain makes a rare appearence live!

Contact Hulljazz: £10 / £5 with student concession

Posted by admin at September 1, 2016

Category: '30s, 1930s, 2016, Art, Autumn Leaves, Blues, Culture, digital media, Educational, Europe, French, Gershwin, Jazz, Music, Musicians, Summertime

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Back to the daily Grind; a new Seasonal Cultural Perspective for the Chalk Face?

 

Celebrating George Gershwin

Tip for young minds: make sure your children get exposure to this in your households along with some classical music before the anaesthetic of pop-porn hits them on their smartphones!

Finding a single composer is tricky as it appears to have French lyrics: if you listen, it definitely sounds like autumn with familiar falling leaves caught up in strengthening swirling breezes 🙂

 

Nick

Posted by admin at May 1, 2016

Category: '50s, 1950s, 2016, Jazz, Music, Musicians, Oscar Peterson

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Cottingham.tv celebrates two ‘modern’ jazz piano music movements:

Brazillian “Bossa Nova”

Canadian “Mainstream” Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson

Comment

The Editor admires jazz musicians as many actually know how to play their instruments really well, without being hidebound by classical training!

Popular music nowadays seems to be much more about visual impact, posing and dance rather than skill and, dare I say it, loud noise!

Mind you, all successful music gets condemned to become ‘hotel lift music’, ‘soft music’ or “Musack” eventually – please don’t let them (Queen) turn Freddie Mercury into another ‘casualty’ like the Bossa Nova track above! 🙁

Wishing the Jazz and Quiz Night this evening in the Cottingham Civic Hall every success today – we’re busy watching the final leg of the Tour de Yorkshire as they pass Whitby Abbey heading South to Scarborough – it’s all up-hill and down dale and into the wind no doubt. To windy and cold for me – but did cycle to Morrisons this PM and was besieged with headwinds heading South to Cottingham and freezing drizzle!

Unlike many musicians who can ‘pack up their troubles in an old kit bag‘, a piano in the right hands is an orchestra in its own right ..

Listening to keyboard genius Oscar Peterson, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that his sheer virtuosity makes him struggle to be a ‘team player’ in today’s management-speak (see above). Look honey, I brought the whole damn orchestra!

Nick (wimp)

PS couldn’t resist adding a personal favourite 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y34I-NfHkVg&index=28&list=RDXzOwrqlVFu4

May Bank Holiday Weekend Approaches!

Plenty to see – but expect considerable traffic disruption

Friday 29th. April

Stage 1 Tour de Yorkshire departs from Beverley heading West through the villages including Cherry Burton and Market Weighton – we’ll bring you some pictures on Friday

Saturday 30th. April – through Bank Holiday Weekend

Stage 2 Tour de Yorkshire departs from Doncaster heading North to Otley

Stage 3 ends on Sunday heading South from Middlesborough to Scarborough

Sunday 1st. May

East Riding Jazz Youth Orchestra – Civic Hall

25th. – 27th. May

Cottingham Springboard weekend approaches

Olive Garden hosts some Cottingham Springboard events for 2016

4th. July

Cottingham Day 

26th. Aug

Chas & Dave – entertainers with a comedy touch 🙂

Let us know your up-and-coming events!

We’re on Facebook as cottingham.tv

Having the gift of the gab is rarer than you might suppose:

lifes journey, sometimes refered to as the bumpy road, can be made a lot easier and smoothed-out if you have it and a lot rougher if you don’t!

Although Sir Terry was much liked, the Editor struggled at first to find common ground here: the Eurovision Song Contest and its organizers as headquartered in Vienna which he visited briefly last year – and bumped into on the central station there, managing to crack a joke with the Station Master about golf whilst not personally considering retirement just yet. He thought it was more funny than the Editor did at the time – but we do share a slight sense of dark humour with our Saxon friends, also having a bit more of the Blarney in common. Terry didn’t take things (work, retirement or life) at all too seriously it appeared, including humour itself that is, unlike our foreign German-speaking friends 🙂

The Editor thinks both Terry Wogan and David Bowie read and listened to music and the arts widely (as enthusiastic autodidactic learners rather than structured academically-trained thinkers) and that therefore they were able to experiment more freely with ideas.

Bawler or Boomer?

Terry was certainly a boomer, never a bawler!

Life compared to a Waltz rather than a bumpy road

As he might have said: And now for some some steam music? Why for steam radio of course – to be enjoyed by older boilers like me – and you, and you!

To be followed hastily by; and of course younger boilers like your dear self, Madam!

(In typically self-deprocating manner)

And something for Radio 2 Listeners?

This one’s definitely more for Radio 3 listeners however: –

In some ways, life for Terry could be regarded as a waltz rather than a bumpy road, rather like Johann Strauss’ steam engine where dancers glide and reciprocate in gentle circular motion with each other – rather than clash up against immovable obstacles! Perhaps this is why people liked the elegance of steam engines compared with the rough argy-bargy of engine and carriage-shunting, Diesels, buffers and all the ‘stop-go’ motion involved in marshalling yards!

Round House Turntable – seeing things in the round – good things like music come in round packages

And for a Radio 4 type discussion perhaps..

Waltz piano sheet (and pianola) music from Vienna: the popular music of the time

The Editor claims also to be 1/16th. Irish though, from those Kellys from Cork rather than neighbouring Limerick.

Let us know of your encounters – witticisms, be they informal, remote or otherwise, with Sir Terry!

Terry shared with the Editor a common reluctance for having scripts for what he said live and online, and much of what Terry said was indeed straight from the heart and un-rehearsed, which gave it a spontaneity – and also made him inadvertently a master of understatement.

read on ..

Nick

(contact: nick4182@hotmail.com)

Bowie Songs

David Bowie Tribute

Weekend gets off to a cracking start!

Jess and The Bandits

Jess and the Bandits playing to packed Cottingham Civic Hall at 9PM yesterday.

Emma King

Emma King playing at 3PM this afternoon

Live performances are on-going throughout the weekend, so if you just turn up you’re likely to get entertained!

Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox: don’t miss Sunday Afternoon’s Star Attraction! 1PM – 5PM

for full event details visit: www.cottinghamfolkfestival.co.uk

Posted by admin at August 3, 2015

Category: Cottingham, Cottingham Folk Festival, Folk and Rock, Folk Festival, Music, Musicians

Folk Festival Lineup

Cottingham Day – Great Success!

Cottingham Green

See Videos! Events Were Staged With The Themes Of Fire and Rescue and we visit the Civic Hall exhibitors and enjoy a game of Bridge!

Event organizers Cottingham Parish Council with the generous participation of many contributors have pulled off a great success!

Hallgate walk-through of today’s 4th of July festivities

the festivities begin ..

Retailers claim it to be the best ever!

View along Hallgate

Cottingham Day walk-through

Vintage Cars

Ford Cortina GT Mk 1

After a slow start, a packed event brings out the crowds

The wet overnight weather cleared up and by midday the sun was out which brought out the crowds in droves!

Traders reported a successful day with some reporting selling out of stock

The event was more spread out than previous events, with the fairground attractions moved from the Green to behind the Memorial Club

read on .. as we continue our walk-through taking in the superb vintage car exhibitors and turn into King Street – and visit the Civic Hall exhibitors

 

Nick

Morris dancers setting out from the ERT in Beverley today

Giving an impromptu’ performance in Toll Gavel before Coaches ferry people on to Beverley Racecourse for the Beverley Folk Festival

Prior footage shown