May 15, 2011 | Posted in:Concerts, Events

Great week working with people who don't get to play their instruments very often. Carolyn Goodwin, John O'Brien and myself were the tutors for the event. The Blow the Dust was an event put on by the Cork Opera House. It is a great way to get back into playing a neglected instrument. We arranged music specially for the ensemble, which included trumpets, sax's, drums, guitar, mandolin, violins, cello, euphonium, tuba, keyboard, piano, flute and clarinet. The programme which included He's a Pirate, Besame Mucho, Milonga by Piazolla, Everybody loves Saturday night and Moonlight Serenade, was a challenge to play (and to arrange!) but in the final concert the dust had certainly blown off and the audience were left feeling uplifted and happy! Here are some photos of the event.

Rehearsing

Concert in Millenium hall at the Cork City Hall

I even blew the dust off my violin!

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