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by Angela - 21:26 on 08 November 2017
The U3A Music Group-
Meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 10-30 a,m,
And we last met on Monday the 6th November-
Our theme was -Strings not Bowed-
We all thank Louise for hosting the 13 of us-and providing lovely bakes-
I will include some of our very varied and interesting selection-
This was (for me) a time when I learned much-some instruments I had barely heard of and knew nothing about-
One duo ,comprising of a jazz bassist and a classical mandolinist-both of Morocan ancestry-the disc is called Avital-the surname of both musicians ,though not related-
Another duo we listened to was a Kora -Harp-couple-one Welsh and the other Senegalese-
We had also-Hammered Dulcimer-Celtic Harp-Harpsichord-Piano-The Theorbo-which is a large bass lute- Guitar-and the Guzheng.
Among the other artists were Segovia-Peter Maxwell Davies-
Composers included Dowland-Bach-Shuhua Lou-Vivaldi-Terrega-Scriabin-Chopin-Ponce-Beethoven.
We finished with Apache-the Shadows.
Our next meeting will be 4th December at Valeries-when our theme will be"Seasonal" i.e. Advent-Christmas-12th night-Midwinter ect-
We hope for a seasonal singalong as well -if people will get the music to Valerie prior to the time-
We invite anyone to join us-
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