Thursday 18th January
I was chuffed to see that Choir & Organ had published this little tale of mine about a piece of string and a neglected Cavaillé-Coll. Thank you, Graeme!
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Saturday 6th January
Just spent an intoxicating day at the Troxy in Limehouse, listening to the largest Wurlitzer in Europe under the joint hands of Thomas Trotter (a first for him) and Simon Gledhill (bread & butter—or perhaps Tibia & Trem—for him). Plus two engaging talks on associated subjects. What a day! Even the 30-minute train delay, which meant I got home in the wee small hours of Sunday, paled into insignificance.
Monday 1st January
A strange feeling, having arrived at the end of the year without playing or directing a single carol service! Mind you, being an 'ex' cathedral organist also means freedom from the responsibility of producing all that Christmas music, so on balance I'm a happy man.