Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Let There be Music

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After indulging in art, we took to music.  Now here in the UK most places the size of St Davids (population 2,000) would have at most, a village hall in which to offer a recital, but  St David’s is different, it has its very own cathedral

St Davids-1

 

We went along to a concert  performed in the by Elin Manahan Thomas (open the link and have her singing running for added atmosphere and goose-bumps  to this post)

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accompanied by  the  lovely young people of TheCardiff School of Music (who all looked no older than Tom.) Simply beautiful music in a spectacular location

St Davids 3-1

It was something of a treat for Mrs Ogg and I to walk to the pub for our supper saunter down to the cathedral for the concert and then stroll back to the cottage.

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

4 thoughts on “Let There be Music

  1. What a beautiful voice! I have been to St David’s cathedral, to a concert and I can imagine what a wonderful evening you had. But on top of that, no cooking and driving. Heavenly! I’m really enjoying this link. I think I’ll leave it on a bit longer…

  2. Beautiful ~ I don’t think there is anything more soul filling than listening to music in such a an amazing setting. I have come across a few occasions of choirs/organ in cathedrals and the experiences left such a feeling of peace.
    Your walk to the pub, concert and cottage sounds just wonderful :) What a lovely time you must have had with your friends.

  3. I think it would be a fine thing to listen to music at St. David’s. I always feel the weight of the mysteries that are invested in cathedrals.

  4. Great picture of the rose window. I love stained glass. The first song Elin was singing is one I know. A great stone cathedral is the perfect place for that kind of music — tremendous acoustics.

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