Always Raining in Manchester? – Change the Record

Manchester Rain – Reign Over. A History Re-write. “It always rains in Manchester” say people I have met around the world. Mostly they find it hard to believe that it rains harder or more frequently anywhere else in the British Isles. In fact, it does – including almost all of Wales; Cornwall and Devon; most … More Always Raining in Manchester? – Change the Record

Winifred Bury Biography – Composer, Singer, Accompanist, Pianist (1897-1980)

It is sad when musicians slip from our grasp and we cannot converse with them about their work. There are several who have left us only a few compositions – no letters; no family photographs; no great sayings…and some who have left us fewer clues than that. It is a theme that we may return … More Winifred Bury Biography – Composer, Singer, Accompanist, Pianist (1897-1980)

Dorothy Pilling, Composer, Musician, Teacher (1910-1998) – Before We Forget To Remember…and a little about Gertrude Riall

Dorothy Pilling, composer and musician. Her name may not be well-known, yet she taught and inspired many students. My Mother was one of her students in the late 1940s early 1950s and was pleased to speak fondly of “Pill”. (This article also contains some information about Miss Gertrude Riall – see below) Dorothy Pilling was … More Dorothy Pilling, Composer, Musician, Teacher (1910-1998) – Before We Forget To Remember…and a little about Gertrude Riall