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Music in 2015

10 December 2015 | Media

Lots of it as usual including, for Maureen, a spell as the chair of the jury for an international chamber music competition in Melbourne. Perhaps fortunately I was overseas at the time …. ▲Catching Van Morrisson on his 70th birthday performing Astral Weeks – includ...

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Belfast

24 August 2011 | Places

▲ Next April is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and the Titanic Quarter, a major regeneration of the Belfast docklands where the Titanic was built, will open before that date rolls around. Well ‘it was OK when it left here’ they like to say a...

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Music in 2009

18 December 2009 | Culture

There’s been a lot of good music during 2009 including some of the best rock concerts ever, starting with Neil Young and Leonard Cohen in Melbourne, moving on to Van Morrison at the Albert Hall in London and finally catching Al Stewart in Newcastle, also in England. ...

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Al Stewart & Newcastle

31 May 2009 | Culture

We’ve had a run of rock concerts for some of our favourite – ageing I must admit – rock stars. In late January we saw Leonard Cohen perform in an open-air concert at a winery outside Melbourne. All the reviews all round the world have been saying how good he is – and ...

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