#Music

The Saxon Wind Philharmonic in times of Corona

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Find out about the Saxon Wind Philharmonic's outreach and creativity during these trying times for artists. Orchestra manager Barbara details their plans for reopening and playing for the elderly who are most affected by the situation.

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Cocktail Open Mic Vol 12 beamed from lockdown

Cocktail Open Mic Vol 12 is on! From your house, to our house and back to your house with intros by our ever-so-cheeky host, Peter Seaton-Clark. Send video by 1 April to be featured. We'll all watch together 3 April on the Cocktail Open Mic Facebook page.

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Performers get more daring at Cocktail Open Mic

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Continuing a current trend at our Cocktail Open Mic, the September evening's headliner was German burlesque queen Mama Ulita; she enchanted the audience like a snake charmer and will bring reinforcements for the November 8th edition. 

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Musketeer in Leipzig: Joseph and the spirit of Jim

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"The billowy white shirt, unbuttoned halfway, and the long, curly brown hair definitely helped to cement the image. However, it was during the plaintive opening strains of my first spin of the newly released single, 'Kraken,' that I first thought of Jim."

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Carmen review: “opera as it should be”

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"If you don’t usually go to the opera and want to give it a try, go and see Carmen in Leipzig [for] what 'opera' – that peculiar mix of literature, theatre and music – can and should accomplish. However, if you’re an expert, whether or not you'll appreciate the show will, as illustrated by the critics’

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Rock & roll amputations with Jim & William

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"At the advent of the WGT festival, catching The Jesus and Mary Chain was my highest priority. The Reid brothers, Jim and William, are internationally-acclaimed figureheads, but also local heroes for a Paisley boy like myself who grew up around scheme rats with Dads with their records."

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