Monday, 25 May 2009

Kensal Green Cemetery: a Photo-shoot - 2 (Barry Smith)

Referring back to my blog of 25th April (2009), here are the rest of the photos taken at the Kensal Green Cemetery and Catacombs on 23rd April this year.

This selection was taken by Barry Smith, the Chairman of the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery. I hope you enjoy.

And a final reminder to jog you memory: the Cemetery has its next Open Day on saturday 4th July (from 11am - 5pm), and I know it sounds gruesome but actually it really is a fascinating experience.

You can also pre-book a Tour of the Cemetery itself for £2 and a tour of the Catacombs for £3 (both bargains at those prices).

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Bratislava Hot Serenaders: Tatransky Express

Time to cheer myself up again with another track from the splendid Bratislava Hot Serenaders. (I think I shall end up posting a new song each month, until I run out of tracks!).

I now have Four of them on my Facebook friends list: Jana Dekankova (harmony singer - she's the one in the middle) and two of their trumpeters, Juraj Bartos and Rastislav Suchan:

Left-Right: Juraj Bartos, Ľubomír Kamenský, Rastislav Suchan.

...and clarinettist/saxophonist, Pavol Hod’a:

I’ve been talking to some friends (who saw them in Bratislava recently) about how we can get them to the UK. I know they would go down a storm at Glastonbury (that’s in a June), and on Later with Jools Holland (not sure when their series start/ end); and on something like Strictly Come Dancing (their series runs from September to the end of the year). Anybody any more ideas?