|Me at Bella’s Burns Night!
I know it’s late but I just wanted to do my blog quickly for you tonight so I would have a free day tomorrow. It’s been a busy couple of days and I’m pleased to say it wont be long now before you will be able to see my web-site in mobile format. I looked over the designs with Rachel on Thursday so I’m looking forward to when it’s all done and moving on into the modern world.
I’m not long back from Bella’s Burns Night Ball as I was booked to sing for the drinks reception songs from the 1940s and 50s. I’m pleased I had my big rig with me as it was held in a large marque in Bella’s garden at West Park. When I left, the Charity auction was just getting under way and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Tonight I was able to include Loch Lomond from my back catalogue. I had this track done when I toured in the 1940s stage musical “How HOVIS Won the War”. In it I played a Wren by the name of HOVIS who defeats a Beastly U-Boat plot to over run the Highland Park Whisky distillery. The show was set in Orkney and I sung Loch Lomond with a 1940s swing feel so it was lovely to bring it out again and sing it tonight for Bella!
|Singing at Gerry’s Wake!
Friday was a very busy day as I left at 8am to be in Chipping Campden for Gerald Tyacks funeral. Gerald had made a very special request that I should sing Lilli Marlene at his funeral which was held at St James’s Church. I was asked to sing at his Wake too which was held at the Fire Service Collage in Moreton-in- the- Mash and I included all his favourites from the 1940s being ex RAF. The family had arranged a fly over which was a very fitting tribute to a great man. They had also requested that I should wear my WAAF uniform as it was Gerald who sold it to me when I visited his Wellington Aviation Museum 8 years ago. So although a sad occasion I felt very honoured!
If you are ever in Moreton-in-Marsh do visit Gerald’s museum it’s a wonderful place and Gerry will be sadly missed www.wellingtonaviation.org/docs/
Tomorrow I’m taking my friend Bill out for lunch to say thank you for helping me when I twisted my ankle. I’m getting stronger with everyday although it’s still a little week and I’m only just getting use to heels. On Monday I will be performing my new “GI Jive” show at the Middlesex New Synagogue so looking forward to that very much. Oh I almost forgot – Rachel has just down loaded my Chatham Show Reel taken at “Salute to the 40s” last September by a David Boyle. So if you get the chance do take a look by clicking onto my You Tube button on my web-site.It’s the first video you come too and I think David has done a wonderful job as it really shows off my many costumes and a real variety of songs. www.fionaharrison.biz
Time for bed now I think Thank-you for following and Toodle Pip!