Bryan Hemming

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Legay – a very few new bits from Mick Reynolds and a lot more from me

Having read my article Old Bones put Leicester on the World Map the only person featured to get in contact, was an old classmate, Mick Reynolds. My initial memories of Mick … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 7 Comments

Joiking – Songs of the Sami

You may worry about stray cats pissing on your plants, moles burrowing under your lawn, or slugs getting to your strawberries, but in the far north town of Hammerfest in … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Old bones put Leicester on the World Map

My heart skipped a beat, and my chest swelled with pride, as Leicester took the world stage with the discovery of King Richard III’s rickety, old skeleton in a council car … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 46 Comments

Amy Winehouse and Camarón remembered

A sad month for music Click onto image for more in Psychedelic Camarón series This weekend saw the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of the legendary Flamenco singer Camarón … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 5 Comments

Don’t sing at Eurovision, Engelbert

“Engelbert Humperdinck’s mum buys her nylons at our shop,” my mum used to boast to her customers at Syston’s little Stocking Box on the High Street.  Times were much simpler in … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Tale of the Shrimp – Camarón de la Isla

A popular flamenco saying goes: “When I sing with pleasure my mouth tastes of blood.” The words speak volumes about the vibrant gypsy music indigenous to Andalucia, and the harsh … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

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