Most recent posts
- Concert Review – Chris Stanbury 12th Dec 2023 December 15, 2023
Concert Review – Ian Griffin 23rd May 2023
By all accounts a well attended (61) and enjoyed concert. Attendances have yet to recover to pre Covid levels but this concert was the equal in attendees since the pandemic. Last with us 25th June 2018 Ian Griffin returned with his Ketron SD5 and Audya keyboards and Roland pedalboard. A concert of 2 halves in more ways than one. The first half was a mix of music and talk, the latter of which went on a tad too long perhaps. The second half was no chat, straight through requests, all well known which got a Standing ovation at the end.
I’ll go where the music takes me, I love how you love me, This time tomorrow, Then you can tell me goodbye, You don’t have to say you love me, Latin American selection, Dreams made to last forever, Summer wind, It had to be you, As long as I have music – Nancy Price, Ring ring – Abba, I could have danced all night, I dreamed a dream, If I were a rich man, Some enchanted evening, As long as he needs me
Sing, The Rose, Always on my mind, Crazy, Won’t send Roses, You’re my world, For ever & ever, Love is all, Bring him home, When I fall in love, Edelweiss, Wonderful land, Feelings, Fernando, Candle in the wind, Hello Dolly, Green eyes (Tango), Because you’re mine, No matter what, Highland Cathedral, Wonderful world, New York, One moment, When you tell me, Never Never / My Life
Concert Review 25th June 2018 Ian Griffin
It was the 25th of June, perhaps the first month of hot weather of; ‘the long hot summer of 2018’. Our artist for the evening Ian Griffin had travelled from Wales to entertain us and was, he said, returning to Wales at the end of the performance.
We listened to an evening of good and varied music and of course a helping of welsh humour. Ian took the trouble to explain details about the instrument he was playing, its history development and other nuances, The speakers he explained were ‘Bose’ a prestigious US manufacturer but, like so much today, now made in.. China.
Some of the music we heard included:- To begin, I will go where the music takes me, I love how you love me, (Bobby Vincent) This time tomorrow. Hits from Dusty Springfield, Steve Wonder, Neil Sedaker – miracle song. There were big band, musical and orchestral sounds including, I got you under my skin, it had to be you, born free, softly as I leave you, if I were a rich man, as long as he needs me.
As before for us, Ian opened the second half up to ‘The audience choice’ for an hour he played our choice of music without a written note of music or script, just our request notes passed in the interval.
For an encore he played us out to Ski Sunday.
A thoroughly good evening that surely included something for all and played on Ian’s Ketron.