am over fifty years old- at the end of the run of baby boomers!
I was born and bred in Glasgow, moving south to York in 1977.
I now work in London and live in Wales…but do not do a daily commute
I am a Railway Signal Engineer, and have been for 35 years! At
the moment I am heavily involved in design work for the re-signalling
of the Jubilee Line…
I have been
interested in classical music since performing as a ‘pirate’ in
a Grammar School production of the Pirates of Penzance.
interest is British Music (and has been since 1971) from Sullivan/Parry/Stanford
onwards – although I do struggle with the avant-garde of the sixties
and seventies. I am an enthusiast of so-called ‘light’ music and
still enjoy the rock and pop music of my generation ( Zeppelin,
Yes & of course the Fab Four)
composers change by the hour! But must include Finzi, Moeran,
Bowen, Scott, Ireland, Bax, Alwyn and Whitlock. But not forgetting
Sorabji, Messiaen and Rachmaninov.
I play the
piano for my own pleasure (about Grade 6) and have been an organist
in earlier days.
I am also
interested in Ecclesiology (I am very High Church!! & and
a member of the Prayer Book Society), railways (but not an anorak!)
and try to read as widely as possible….I like Scottish literature
and still try to read a bit of Latin now and again! Enjoy Real
Ale, and Real Lancashire Cheese.
I love the
English countryside – and have always wanted to ‘Go West, Boy.
Go west’ - Houseman a huge influence on my aesthetic. Have spent
most of my life looking for the ‘Land of Lost Content’ and only
occasionally glimpsed it…somewhere in…???
In fact that is what I
now call my British Music Blog - The
Land of Lost Content - British Music Blog
is about it really….