Exciting New Collaborations in 2020!

Music Double Bass, Guitar and Voice

Exciting new creative projects are on the horizon! I’m absolutely delighted to be collaborating in a projects with renowned Double Bassist and Composer David Hayes and Soprano Sarah Poole.

We are creating exciting new programmes with music by Dowland, Schubert, Steinke, Hayes, Bergmuller and more.

Double Bass and guitar is a wonderful combination in fact the excellent composer Peter Byrom-Smith has just written a new piece for us and we will be premiering “Fragments” on March the 25th St John’s Church Glastonbury.

Poetry Time – “Petty Differences” by Alistair Walker

The singer, songwriter and guitarist Tom Petty passed away back in 2017. I’d been listening to his music for years and it’d become a backing track to my life at that time bringing me inspiration and comfort.

When Tom Petty died I decided to dedicate all my Autumn 2017 concerts to his memory. Little did I know that I would receive a poem about it after a recital one cold and misty October evening in Southwell Minster. Thanks Alistair, love your writing 🙂

October.

Sunday night in Southwell.

A concert in The Minster Great Hall.

A classical guitarist . . . . . .

. . . . . who dedicated his performance to Tom Petty.

A rock star’s passing doesn’t normally bother me

But Tom Petty was one of the good guys.

And this was a shock.

I’d seen him at Hyde Park in July.

He’d looked fine.

Back at The Minster, the old chap in front of me turned to his wife.

“Who?” he asked.

“Tom Petty.” she replied.

He shrugged.

“Never heard of him.”

Alastair Walker

8th October 2017