Entries by Lyndon Darkes

Saints, songs and a sheep rescue

I’ve spent much time recently on the Southbank, busking over Easter at the Real Food Festival, and several visits to St Thomas Hospital, on the river Thames, with a friend of mine who suffers from a rare respiratory disease called “RP”… short for “Relapsing Polychondritis”. Our visits haven’t been without adventure, or inspiration. The time […]

Tarc Gallery, Stanford Bridge, Worcs – Review by Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann

Deborah Rose with Martin Riley & Catherine Harper, Tarc Gallery, Stanford Bridge, Worcs., 16/02/2013 With her stunningly pure voice I’ve always considered Rose to be a talent worthy of greater recognition. This was an excellent trio performance with the singer well supported by her colleagues. Welsh born, Worcestershire based, singer, songwriter and guitarist Deborah Rose […]

Angels, peacocks and gypsy jazz…

In the midst of BBC interviews this week I managed to experience some wonderful folk and jazz music by some of the best musicians around. Tuesday evening was folk at the Tarc gallery in Stanford Bridge where I host live music once a month. For Burns night we were fortunate to have the delights of […]