The short concert was superb, a young saxophonist Jess Gillan stole the show, someone asked what her next plans were at the drinks reception afterwards, she replied I'm playing at the proms this year, follow that i said! Her mum and dad run a tea shop in Yorkshire. We had a chat with Linda the principle of the college and congratulated her on the talent that they attract and the effort of the whole team from the booking office, restaurant to students and teachers - we have such great concerts there. We sat next to Joyce Kennedy widow of critic Nigel, the only singer this afternoon a superb soprano with a young voice destined for greatness Samantha Clarke a young Felicity Lot perhaps she won the Kennedy Strauss prize last year.
We carried on home expecting heavy Friday evening traffic but it was an easy run and went straight to the Dog in Over Peover and had a very nice and very filling meal, draught Dunham Massey session bitter, a bottle of Chilean Merlot, superb. Just catching up and resting. Photos from Widnes yesterday, the DVD now completed.