Gillian Lord

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Silent Movie Night at the Caird Hall a real treat

November 13 2018

My Granny was a piano accompanist for silent movies in the 1920s and while I inherited some musicality through the generations, one specific gene missed me. That is the skill to accompany through improvisation. You can’t be taught it as it’s an instinctive art and I envy and applaud those who can.

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RSNO offers something for everyone in Perth performance

November 10 2018

Two for the price of one pretty well summarises the programme for  the Royal Scottish National Orchestra's performance  in Perth’s Concert Hall. The orchestra placated those with a more instrumental frame of mind in the first half, while the second catered for those with a more choral preference.

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Eight-armed wonder

October 27 2018

It’s those eyes, the large intelligent eyes that are so striking, a piercing concentration that made me wonder whether this octopus was pondering a dilemma; should I stay still and rely on my camouflage for concealment, or perhaps better to make a dash for deeper water?

Jenny Hjul

JENNY HJUL: Is Theresa May entering ‘killing zone’?

October 24 2018

There has been much condemnation of the vile language used by a hardline Brexiteer against Theresa May, which brought divisions over Europe to a new low. An unnamed (at the time of writing) former Tory minister was quoted in the Sunday Times as saying: “The moment is coming when the knife gets heated, stuck in her front and twisted. She’ll be dead soon.”

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