Food & Drink

The Old Manor Hotel (39/50)

March 23 2019

Despite having driven past The Old Manor Hotel, Lundin Links, many times over the years, I had never eaten there. I confess to having been a little put off by the modern banqueting suite, partly obscuring the roadside view of the traditional gray stone manor house, and the signage referencing the hotel’s wedding and conference trade.


Richard Goode gives a superlative performance, from B to C

January 22 2019

It started with a “B” and ended with a “C” but a whole alphabet of superlatives could be attributed to the performance of pianist Richard Goode at his recital in the Perth Concert hall on Sunday. Excellent, intuitive, inspired, masterful. All these perfectly fit the bill.


Auld Alliance alive and well in music

November 27 2018

With all the furore that’s engulfing Europe politically, it’s good to see that the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France is still in good shape. Musically speaking, that is.


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.


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.