Reviews of favourite albums, songwriters, instruments, videos and performances.
Interviewing Ralph McTell, Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire Part 4
Over the years I have seen Ralph McTell perform many times and each time, there always seems to be a new selection of wonderful guitars.
By Jan Rosser | 31 Jul 2020
Interviewing Ralph Mctell, Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire Part 3
The fifties were coming to an end and music was really starting to take off on all levels.
By Jan Rosser | 24 Jul 2020
Interviewing Ralph Mctell, Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire Part 2
I asked Ralph when did he realise that he wanted to be a full time musician and he told me that you just don't dare believe it can happen.
By Jan Rosser | 17 Jul 2020
Interviewing Ralph McTell, Singer Songwriter Extraordinaire - Part 1
On 16th October 2014, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my all time favourite singer songwriters, poet and author Ralph McTell.
By Jan Rosser | 10 Jul 2020
We'll Meet Again By Helen Vereker Singers
Do listen to We'll Meet Again and join in!
By Jan Rosser | 08 May 2020
The Singer Not The Song
Throughout my long life, I’ve been lucky to see many singers in person, starting way back in the 1950s when post-war austerity was still being felt throughout the country.
By Anne Harvey | 02 May 2020
It's Never Too Late To Start Learning A New Musical Instrument!
How are we all surviving the lockdown? Taking up a new hobby?
By Jan Rosser | 23 Apr 2020
My Choice Of Desert Island Discs
I have listened to Desert Island Discs since I was a teenager. How hard it is to choose 8 discs to take to a desert island!
By Jan Rosser | 05 Apr 2020
How 5 Albums Can Inspire Your Love Of Music
We are experiencing challenging times and thank goodness for music to help us through the days.
By Jan Rosser | 28 Mar 2020
My Review Of Hill Of Beans By Ralph McTell
After a nine year wait, Ralph McTell has a new CD out!
By Jan Rosser | 09 Nov 2019
My Review And Q And A With The Upbeat Beatles
I went to see The Upbeat Beatles at The Courtyard in Hereford on 31st October 2019. What a show!
By Jan Rosser | 07 Nov 2019
Helen Vereker Singers 15 Year Anniversary!
Helen Vereker Singers are celebrating their 15th anniversary and are holding a sing-a-long concert and party. It’s family friendly too!
By Jan Rosser | 28 Aug 2019
Reviewing 8 Albums From My Vinyl Collection
I listen to music every day and would be lost without it!
By Jan Rosser | 30 Jan 2019
Reviewing My Memories Of My 1965 Pop Concert To See The Beatles!
Mary Burns writes about her memories of this fabulous concert in 1965.
By Jan Rosser | 16 Jan 2019
My Interview With Paul Metcalfe - Some Guys Have All The Luck!
Paul Metcalfe is currently on tour performing 'Some Guys Have All The Luck' as Rod Stewart with his band.
By Jan Rosser | 06 Oct 2018
Review Of Helen Vereker Singers Video Of We Go Together!
Take a group of excitable men and women from Helen Vereker Singers and ask each group to shoot a video of We Go Together from the musical Grease.
By Jan Rosser | 30 Aug 2018
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The Final Reckoning is an atmospheric, twisty thriller set in the peaceful (or maybe not so peaceful) Herefordshire countryside.
When Lindsay Ellis was a teenager, he stumbled across the dead body of her boyfriend Simon’s father, who had been battered to death.
Someone in the village knows who murdered Simon's father, and why.
Does the actual killer suspect Lindsay also knows the identity of the murderer, and is Lindsay now in great danger, too?
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Two young friends go to war, but only one makes it home. Why is he not welcomed?
In modern-day Exeter, Ros discovers what happened,
but in doing so reveals long-held family secrets.
For better, or for worse?
"a gripping and well-researched WW2 story, full of heart and emotion. Ros didn't just hold her own future in her hands,
she held the destiny of the people that she now knew as friends."
What an incredible story.
I loved the songs, felt like I could hear
the music and adored the ending.
Truly a wonderful read."
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