Have a very Happy Brass Band Christmas!

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What to follow an Old Time Music Hall Christmas? A Brass Band Christmas, of course! Hope you enjoy these five fantastic brass ensembles as they celebrate Christmas. Oldham Music Centre Youth Brass Band perform¬†Gaudete, Coventry Carol and It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. https://youtu.be/6ywr7uiQJS4 Mansfield Brass Band play The Christmas Song https://youtu.be/crHRPK0y298 Hythe,…… Continue reading Have a very Happy Brass Band Christmas!

Have a very happy Old Time Music Hall Christmas!

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As an alternative to the Carols and Christmas Pop you might like to try these old Music Hall artistes. Jack Pleasants Born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1875, Jack Pleasants was a music hall artist popular in the¬† North of England in the early part of the twentieth century. His more famous recordings were of “I’m…… Continue reading Have a very happy Old Time Music Hall Christmas!

5 non-alcoholic drinks for the Festive Season

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Since starting my chemotherapy treatment alcoholic drinks have been totally banned by the oncology doctor. Even alcohol in cough syrup! So I’ve been looking for something special and/or different to drink during the Christmas Festivities. Belvoir Fruit Farms have three non-alcoholic wines. I’m going to try the Shiraz-without-a-hangover. I love Fentimans Ginger Beer so I’m…… Continue reading 5 non-alcoholic drinks for the Festive Season