This was probably one of the smallest audiences that I had on my tour, but they made up for it with great enthusiasm and a standing ovation! It was a pleasure to play for such a lovely group of people, most of whom had never heard a classical guitar being played before.

This is the venue where I played in Hope Bay. The room I played in was on the edge of the sea – great view for the audience – I had my back to it!

It was hard to find time to post whilst touring! Unfortunately I also forgot to take the computer connection for my smart phone, so I quickly ran out of space to take any more photos.

But I have to say first of all what an amazing couple Brenda and Sam Israel are. Sam started Skype lessons with me last year, and he soon decided that they would organise a tour for me. They both worked tirelessly for months in advance, and continued to promote me whilst I was there – so a huge thanks to them! They have become life long friends, as have Mary and Brian who put me up in their spare room in the forest on Mayne Island for 4 weeks whilst I toured, it has been such a blessing to get to know them.

Sam and Brenda in the Bengal cocktail lounge of the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria

Brenda Brian and Mary – at my leaving party on Mayne Island

 

Video recording of me on Mayne Island done by Stephen Cropper. The track is Preludio from La Catedral from my album ‘A dream in the Forest’. The church is the St Mary Magdalene church where I gave my first sell out recital. Lovely warm enthusiastic crowd.