Archive for October, 2007

Amy MacDonald

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Glaswegian singer/songwriter Amy MacDonald was in town and although we only new one song we decided to go and check her out. She has such an unusual voice, quite deep and raspy especially for such a young person. She was really good, just starting out so not as polished as some artists but I kind of like that, most of the songs she wrote herself but did do a cover of the Killers “Mr Brightside” which was excellent.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

Friday, October 5th, 2007

To mix in a little culture with all the rugby Ian & I went into London to The Royal Albert Hall to listen to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Barry Wordsworth.

They played three pieces:
Smetana – The Bartered Bride Overture
Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No 2
Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade

The last being a favourite of Ian’s since he was a kid and definitely my favourite of the evening. It was a really nice evening and the music beautiful, we must go again.