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2008-10-02 12:05:20

BULKINGTON is poised to sample a fresh take on music produced by brass performers. The village is to host The Brassketeers, a fourpiece ensemble who cover everything from favourite classical pieces to television and film theme tunes. They will be performing at Bulkington Village Centre, in School Road, Bulkington, on Saturday, October 18. Ticket details and reservations on 024 7649 4094. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-02 12:05:20

THE name may be familiar, though many readers will acquaint the name Colin Armstrong not with music, but more likely with books of the secondhand variety. The truth is this is the very same person who until recently ran Armstrong's Books and Collectables in Albany Road, Earlsdon. Until books took over his life, it was music that dominated it, and the good news is that Colin has left his book-selling behind and it looks like new songs and even an album are on the cards. Colin was not...

2008-10-02 12:05:20

BULKINGTON is poised to sample a fresh take on music produced by brass performers. The village is to host The Brassketeers, a fourpiece ensemble who decided five years ago that the brass world was in desperate need of a group playing vibrant, exciting music. They cover everything from favourite classical pieces to television and film theme tunes. The band will be performing at Bulkington Village Centre, in School Road, Bulkington, on Saturday, October 18. Ticket details and...

2008-09-30 06:00:24

PINK FLOYD fans can remember the late Richard Wright when a tribute band takes to the stage. Coventry-based band Dark Side of the Wall will imitate their idols at Henry's Music Club on Saturday. The event at The Stoneythorpe Hotel, Warwick Road, Southam, starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost pounds 10 in advance, or pounds 12 on the door. Call 01926 812365 or log on to www.henrysmusicclub.co.uk (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-30 06:00:24

ANYONE who wants to try their hand at playing African music will have their chance on Saturday. The Coventry Refugee Centre, in Bishop Street, is holding a free workshop in Ugandan traditional music. Leamington-based Embaire is running two sessions from 2pm to 3.45pm for youngsters and from 4.15pm to 6pm for adults. Call 024 7622 7301 ext 226 or e-mail dimitrik@covrefugee.org (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-30 06:00:19

A STRING of special events have been organised to celebrate Coventry's pensioners as part of International Older People's Week. The opening event will be held tomorrow at St Mary's Guildhall, Bayley Lane, city centre, from 10.30am-5pm. It will feature information stalls and Walsall Senior Citizens Orchestra. Other inter-generational activities will include Walk About Talk About, with pensioners showing children around the city and telling them what it was like in their day, silver...

2008-09-27 03:00:00

By Tina Junday TALENTED singer Adam Wallis wants more youngsters to get involved in music in Coventry. Adam is a member of the ACM Gospel Choir, who were semi- finalists on BBC's Last Choir Standing talent show this summer. And now the 20-year-old is looking to bring a handful of the 28- strong choir to his former schools: Potters Green Primary in, Ringwood Highway, Potters Green, and former Woodway Park (now Grace Academy), in Wigston Road, Woodway Park. Adam met his former teachers...

2008-09-27 03:00:24

A FORMER Nuneaton college band is celebrating after reaching the top of an online music chart. The Fores, who met while studying performing arts at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College, reached the number one spot in a chart organised by the north west-based DJ The Music Man. Each week the DJ selects 100 bands and asks people to vote to create a chart. The Fores stayed at the number one spot for two weeks beating major bands such as The Zutons and The Wombats in the process. The...

2008-09-26 15:00:17

By Lisa Vernon-Sparks Officials take a look at procedures after lower-than-expected scores on standardized state exams. Three school districts -- East Greenwich, Exeter-West Greenwich and Coventry -- typically are among the sharper performers on standardized state tests. But the scores emerging from the first state science assessment exam has some administrators in those districts scratching their heads -- because they're used to better. The science test, administered last spring to...

2008-09-26 06:00:24

TV makeover show 10 Years Younger is looking for new stars in Coventry and Warwickshire. The hit Channel 4 show is looking for men and women who want to update their wardrobe and return the youthful glow to their skin. Call 0121 224 8381 for more details or e-mail 10yearsyounger@mavericktv.co.uk for an application form. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.