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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Songs for Scotland, Glasgow, September 3; and songs by Rory and Phil Allardice

Rory Allardice (who has a place on Lefkada) drew my attention to this concert in Glasgow tomorrow night.

Some songs by Rory and Phil Allardice:

Barnyards of Delgaty

Johnny Cope

The Burning of Auchindoon

Songs for Scotland:

Wed 3rd Sep at 7:00pm
@ Oran Mor, Glasgow

Featuring: Dick Gaughan, Emily Smith, Ewan MacLennan, Eilidh Mackenzie, Loki with Rebecca Wallace, Allan MacDonald, Kathleen MacInnes, Findlay Napier, Shooglenifty, Lady Alba, Adam Ross, Siobhan Miller, Louie.

Òran Mór, Gaelic for 'great melody of life' or 'big song'.

Details of venue.

A concert for the Yes campaign? I can't be there to find out, but my journalistic instincts tell me that it would be a good place to gauge the mood of around half the Scottish nation.

Greece: Grow Tourism Online, with Google

A new initiative, Greece and Google  Greek News Agenda report

"Google plans to expand the initiative to more Greek destinations in 2015. Greek enterprises will receive support from Google for the use of basic online tools to improve their presence in search results, and also to promote their offers during the off season. It is noteworthy that the country".

Greece: Anti-Racism Bill

From A Gael in Greece

Monday, 1 September 2014

John Betjeman, Summoned by Bells and other classic films

Summoned By Bells

"First transmitted in 1976, to celebrate the Poet Laureate's 70th birthday, Sir John Betjeman recalls in vivid detail the agonies and the delights of growing up, set against the background of his Highgate and Chelsea homes, holidays in Cornwall, boarding school and Oxford. The commentary is taken entirely from Betjeman's autobiographical poem, Summoned By Bells, first published in 1960".
Betjeman Documentary Film Collection

Károly Escher, Hungarian Photographer (1890 - 1966)

Some of Escher's outstanding photographs here

Music in Ancient Egypt; Female Musicians


Ancient Egyptian Music

Music and Dance

Sistra from Ethiopia:

The very old sistrum I collected in Ethiopia is now in the Horniman Museum, London