Keep music live

I’ve had a sticker on my guitar case since I was at uni (which is a very long time ago). It says ‘keep music live’. I’ve performed in pubs over the years, usually as a singer rather than a guitarist (much safer for all concerned!) And I believe live, accessible music is really important. Legislation currently makes it much easier for music to be heard over the internet than in your local pub. Always assuming your local pub hasn’t become (like the ad says) ‘a trendy wine bar’.

If you go to this link you can register your displeasure at this state of affairs.


Published by Judi Moore

Hi there, I hope you find something to interest you here. In December 2017 I published my fourth book – ‘Wonders will never cease’. It’s a satirical campus novel set in the fictional Ariel University in 1985. If you enjoyed Tom Sharpe’s Porterhouse novels, Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita’, David Lodge’s campus novels or Malcolm Bradbury’s ‘The History Man’ back in the day, you may enjoy revisiting the ivory towers of 1980s’ academe thirty years on. See what you think. “It is December, 1985. The year is winding gently towards its close until Fergus Girvan, a Classicist at Ariel University, finds his research has been stolen by the man who is also seeking to steal his daughter. But which man is, actually, the more unscrupulous of the two? And is there hope for either of them?” In the autumn of 2015 I published a volume of short fiction: 'Ice Cold Passion and other stories'. I am also the author of novella 'Little Mouse', a shortish piece of historical fiction which I published in 2014 and, a sequel to it, 'Is death really necessary?', my eco thriller set in the near future and which, confusingly, I published in 2009. All the books are available from all good online bookshops and FeedARead on paper, and as e-books on Kindle. On a semi-regular basis, and about a month after the event, I post here reviews which I do for Big Al & Pals, the premier reviewer of indie books, based in the States. My interests tend to thrillers, SF, magic realism and other quirky stuff. On this blog are also posted the reviews I did for Leighton Buzzard Music Club over some five years up to the end of 2015. LBMC present annual seasons of eight monthly chamber music concerts at the Library Theatre in Leighton Buzzard, Bucks. They select young musicians just beginning to make their name - and the concerts are usually magnificent. I was very proud to be associated with them. I review other music, books, theatre and exhibitions which I've particularly enjoyed. BTW - it says the link to Facebook is broken. I dispute that. Click it and see, why not?

One thought on “Keep music live

  1. Dear Judi Moore
    I am chairman of Leighton Buzzard Music Club. I was at the Linsdale concert you reviewed so interestingly and I wonder if you’d be interested in reviewing some of our concerts. We promote 8 top-rate professional chamber music concerts a year at LB theatre. The next one is on 30th Jan given by a wonderful soprano Erica Eloff with pianist mark Nixon. She is singing songs by Grieg, Rachmaninonv, Debussy, Finzi and Vaughan Williams.
    If you’re interested, we’d be delighted to give you a complimentary ticket.
    See our website for all info. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Best wishes, David Phillips


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