Tag Archives: popular music

Songs of desolation II

In last week’s blog post we looked at the popular music that was being published in Britain during the first half of the First World War. By 1916, songs published in the UK were moving away from the more militaristic … Continue reading

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Up, up, and away

Purely by chance this week I came across Le Navire Aérien by Gustave Huot. This suite of pieces for piano has the most extraordinary cover – a bizarre airship consisting of a set of 4 hydrogen balloons and, unlike the later Zeppelins, … Continue reading

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70 years ago today….

For those of a certain age it’s hard to believe, but Bob Dylan is 70 years old on May 24th, 2011. Robert Allen Zimmerman was born in Duluth, where he grew up listening to blues and country music broadcast out … Continue reading

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And the winner is a London singer!

Just in case you didn’t follow my advice and tune in to the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 last week; I’d better tell you that the winner is a London singer, with a song written by an Icelandic-Swedish song writing trio … Continue reading

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Sometimes we aim to hit this blog with a time-sensitive post, or hit the right note at the right time. Last year, while working at another important place of learning and keeping some of the nation’s treasures, I wrote a … Continue reading

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