Once again I’m in something of a dash tonight before I head off to Wick on Tuesday. These last few days I’ve been catching up on paper work and making plans for 2021/ 2022. I’m selling dates like mad and I have a busy June and July ahead of me. Everything is very last minute with a number of different shows I need to turn around quickly if I want to stay on trend with demand.
Last week was all about “We’ll Meet Again” ATS shows and D-Day. If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen the footage I’ve been streaming live. Now the warmer weather is starting to break through, I’m being booked to perform my “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” show instead. This week is the Queens Birthday and Trooping the Colour so on Friday
We’ll Meet Again at Richmond Manor!
and Saturday I’m performing my Proms show “Happy and Glorious”. I know I need to set a little time aside to go back over my words, especially with “Rule Britannia” as it’s written in old English. There’s nothing worse than a singer who sings all the right words but not necessarily in the right order!
I’ve also been busy learning new material and later this month the trend will be turning towards “Summer Holiday” and songs from the 1950s, 60s & 70s. As you can imagine I have a lot going on in my head and much to remember.
On Stage in Wallingford!
It’s good to be out and about again although the emphasis is still on performing smaller scales shows rather than large events. This month the Best of British magazine published their 1940s special issue which list all the events. However on closer inspection a lot of the 1940s events have been deferred to 2022. Fortunately my performance at Bletchley Park is going ahead on the 31st July and details about my show went up on the Bletchley Park web-site this week. For more information please click the link below and if you are able to make it along to see my performance it will be delightful to see you.
Bletchley Park | What’s on — Concert Series: Fiona Harrison
I was also featured in the Northamptonshire Telegraph last week too when a show I performed for a care home in Kettering was covered by the local paper. This was the first entertainment
On Stage in Kettering at Elm Bank!
the residence had had since lock down. The show went really well and we couldn’t have wished for a better weather. To read the article please click the link below.
Kettering care home residents celebrate the return of live entertainment | Northamptonshire Telegraph (northantstelegraph.co.uk)
We are already halfway through the year and I never stop planning ahead. Fortunately a lot of my dates have gone for 2021 but I still have blocks I’m keen to sell for the Autumn. Despite
this it’s important to allow time for filming, photo shoots and the recording studio. I also want to set some time aside to visit a couple of museums this summer as I continue to hunt for great locations.
This Sunday I shall be performing at the Kings Arms in Newport Pagnell. I literally only got the call last week after the Booker saw my footage on Facebook. I’m singing from 2pm – 4pm with a break in the middle songs from the 1950s, 60s & 70s.
That’s all my news for the moment. I need to get back to my word learning and show plans. I shall leave you with a few photos from this weeks shows.
Keep Following Toodle Pip and bye for now! 😉