Gustav Holst was born in Cheltenham, England in 1874 into a family of musicians. A rather sickly child, he grew up learning to play several instruments, including trombone, in the hope that it would help his asthma. He taught music throughout his life, but is best known for his Planets suite. I’m sure you will agree he is gone but not forgotten. Holst died of heart failure in 1934 and his ashes were interred at Chichester Cathedral, Sussex. My photo for the challenge is of a memorial stone in the cathedral.
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I’ve never bothered posting videos to Lucid Gypsy before, but I was so touched when I heard my friends lovely daughter singing today, that I had to share her fresh talent with you. So here is Natalie, enjoy!
The Bedford Hotel in Sidmouth is one of the venues that hosts folk festival events. After a walk around town watching dancers https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/sidmouth-folk-festival-a-bit-of-a-dance/ , some lovely food and enjoying the sea I popped into the bar for a drink and a chance to listen to some music. It was a real buzzy evening with traditional folk music and some great characters to watch.
I’m determined to go to more events at Sidmouth next year!