A Musical Miscellany, Eye and Dickleburgh - 11th November 2019

It's a musical weekend as firstly we're off to The Bank in Eye to see acclaimed British-Pakistani musician Samia Malik host a workshop involving some of the instruments from her music, as well as some singing practice and musical structures to look out for in Ghazal songs. Then, it's Remembrance Sunday and so the Gislingham Silver Band is out in Dickleburgh to do its parade. Before all of this, there's a big "all hands" meeting in London, featuring head of Microsoft UK, Cindy Rose

next album: An Exam Day and some Dereliction, Ipswich, Suffolk - 13th November 2019
previous album: A Night at the Crown Hotel, Southwold, Suffolk - 8th November 2019

The all-hands meeting in what is normally the canteen on floor 5 of the office

The Oaksmere's drive is all autumnal

Fred counts some loose change

Fred looks up

Samia Malik begins her workshop

A drum - possibly a Dholak - is demonstrated

Samia demonstrates a Tanpura - a droning stringed instrument

There's an introduction to the Ghazal scale

Fred's got a bit hairy

More vocal exercises

We're taught on of Samia's songs

The audience gets in to it

An introduction to some rhythms

Harry looks a bit overwhelmed

Fred has a go on a harmonium - a popular instrument in India and Pakistan

The Bank empties out

Harry tries the harmonium as Isobel chats to Samia

Peter's in bass-drum duty

Fred hangs around

Various forms of Scout assemble outside the village hall

Fred warms up

The band hangs around

Behind us, the rest of the parade forms up

Fred legs it out of the church after the service

The band re-assembles in the graveyard

Mingling around after the parade returns to the village hall

There's a good turnout of USAF aircrew from RAF Mildenhall

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The all-hands meeting in what is normally the canteen on floor 5 of the office