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Finally …

Finally, we were in front of a live audience last Saturday!

The IAA Town Concert had to be cancelled, because the Powers That Be felt that the audience planning to come was too small to make it worthwhile to open the Church. We’d have played for the plumber and his dog, but we could understand – with all the restrictions, it’s a lot of work to open up a building and, of course, close it again afterwards.

So, onward and upward, and Trianon Music Group had booked St Andrew’s, in Felixstowe, for one of their own Covid-secure concerts. We were something of a last minute replacement. The down-side of this gradual re-opening is that people find themselves to be double-booked, but, on this occasion, we were the beneficiaries and had a wonderful time! We took our friend David Markwell along to take some pictures, and he also produced this video:

Just a short section (the very last, as it happens) of our performance -enjoy!

Live at Last! And only one year late!

Yes, this very Thursday, as ever was!

Once again, Triangle is performing somewhere that isn’t our own living room. Come and join us at Museum Street Methodist Church at 1.00 pm on Thursday for an hour or so of us!

Ipswich Arts Association Lunchtime Concert – 10th June 2021, 1.00 pm

You will need to pre-book your seat for this COVID-secure oasis of peace, if not quiet, and the e-mail address you need is contained within the link above.

You may remember that this concert was scheduled – back in the pre-COVID days – for 11th June 2020, so it’s rather pleasing that we are only a year late!

Objective achieved!

I think we can safely say that the Crocus of Hope is looking brighter and better this week. Thanks to everyone who came to our little corner of cyberspace for what turned out to be slightly over an hour of music. Yes, we talk too much, particularly when interrupted by cats!

If you didn’t make it on Sunday, or if there is something you would like to hear again, the (slightly) tidied-up version is now on YouTube here:

Thanks to the interesting way in which Zoom gives you the files of your recorded meeting, I have now got audio versions of all the songs, so I am planning to do separate versions of any of them which sound reasonable – there has never been a perfect live performance, anywhere, of anything – and put those on YouTube separately, but that will take a while.

We’re now going to take a break for the Easter holiday, so we’ll see you after that!

It’s 2021 Already!

Well, 2020 was a bit of a rollercoaster, wasn’t it. However, from the Triangle Music point of view, it had its up-sides. We became a support bubble and, as such, with not much to do but rehearse (and eat, and drink tea – so no change there!), we became a kind of go-to, ready-to-go band – and we weren’t complaining!

We also pushed the boat out and got ourselves a paid-up Zoom account, so that we could keep Folk at the Boat going through the bad times. It has been a delight to welcome friends and performers from places far from New Cut West, and we are wondering if, when normal service resumes, it will be possible to maintain the Zoom link so that we can share the live session with our more distant chums. Watch this space!

New songs got written. Ooh! New Songs!!

Now, the question arises: how do we get those songs out of our living rooms and into the wider world? Plans for another collaboration fell through at the last minute, so we felt that we were “all dressed up and nowhere to go” – but, hang on, we have a Zoom account … so, why not come and join us?

TRIANGLE NURTURES THE CROCUS OF HOPE

Sunday 21st March 2021 at 1500 hrs

A chance for YOU to be present as we celebrate the Spring Equinox with the launching and recording of THREE fabulous brand-new songs!
You’ll need to take our word for that of course (and we are a bit biased) but we think you are really going to enjoy our new work.
The gig is free at the point of entry, but we are asking for donations to FIND (Families in Need Ipswich).
Please contact us for the Zoom link, either through Facebook or by e-mail at triangle@trianglemusic.info or barghistcoach@gmail.com

The Joy of a Real Live Audience!

Well, here we all are, locked down again (although we aren’t supposed to call it “Lockdown” we all know it is, really!) and live performance has come to a halt again.

But we did manage to get one gig in front of a live audience before everything crashed. Suzanne Hawkes at the wonderful Two Sisters Arts Centre valiantly stayed open all through the autumn and we had the privilege of performing there in October. That gig is now available on their YouTube channel for the not unreasonable cost to you of £5.00. Go on, you’ve got all that extra spare time …

Suzanne writes:

NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!
ARE YOU GETTING BORED IN LOCKDOWN?
DID YOU MISS THE LATEST HALLOWEEN GIG BY TRIANGLE MUSIC?

Well – its now available on You Tube – and you can access it for the very small sum of £5 – which will not only give you the pleasure of enjoying this fabulous concert – but also help support Two Sisters Arts Centre during this second period of lockdown

HOW DO ACCESS?
email: mail4fcat@gmail.com and you will be sent details of how to pay and then the link

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTS CENTRE

Performing anyway!

Our gig at Two Sisters Arts Centre was the weekend before everything kind of went pear-shaped. Inspired by both the building – the former St Mary’s Church – and the events that were unfolding, Sophie wrote a new song. Mim then composed and arranged a tune and, locked down as we are, we decided that, yes, we could rehearse and put a performance together. By the miracle that is a couple of decent cameras, Dropbox and a video editing programme, ladies and gentlemen: this is “Sanctuary”

2020 – We’re still hoping …

Our Ipswich Arts Association concert, originally scheduled for 11th June, has now been postponed and will take place next year.

We are currently negotiating a date with Two Sisters Arts Centre for a gig later this year.

So, you see, there is light at the end of the tunnel!