Maghull – Another excellent concert at Palm House by MWO

Sefton Park Palm House

It’s hard work being a roadie for the flute player transporting all that heavy gear:-) Seriously, Maghull Wind Orchestra performed another great concert in Liverpool’s wonderful Sefton Park Palm House last Sunday.

Conductor Phil Shotton was not a well man but despite that he led the band to play some lovely music in a quite breathtaking venue.

Here are some shots of the concert:-

Orchestral Conversations

Full Palm House

Band leader Phil Shotton – Lost in the Jungle:-)

The lead photo is also amongst my Flickr shots at:-

Maghull – Its Wind Orchestra packs out Palm House again

Liverpool’s Sefton Park Palm House was packed out today for another performance by Maghull’s very own community wind orchestra.

This lovely venue really seems to suit MWO and they have quite a following these days. BTW I leaned today that they have been in existence for nearly 40 years and there were 85 of them playing today. In 2018, to celebrate their 40th anniversary, MWO will be playing a one-off special concert at Liverpool’s Philharmonic hall.

Christmas music and some scores from films were the order of the day for this latest performance. Always nice to hear them and to run into some old friends and former work colleagues. I had not seen Phil Davidson for two or 3 years but have run into him twice this week and it turns out he’s a fan of MWO.

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Maghull – It’s Wind Orchestra rocks Sefton Palm House once again

Conductor Phil Shotton Addresses the audience

Liverpool’s Sefton Park Palm House was packed out last Sunday afternoon for another great performance by Maghull Wind Orchestra.

It never ceases to amaze me how this community orchestra can produce such wonderful sounds and still ask anyone to join them who is at any standard in the musical development.

The Flute Section

The youngest in the orchestra was just 12 last Sunday and the oldest over 90!

Oh yes, and I’m still the roady for flute player Jen Robertson.

George Melly’s comments are spot on – it is a wonderful venue

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The 3rd photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-

Liverpool – Another visit to Sefton Park Palm House with Maghull Wind Orchestra

I always enjoy a visit to the Palm House in Sefton Park; it is a magnificent building.

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I was there in my usual role as roadie to flute player Jen Robertson on 25th June, as Maghull Wind Orchestra were playing their usual summer concert at the venue.

Of course the concert was excellent and there was a standing room only audience for it. Indeed, Sheila and I did not get a seat until late in the concert, but stood by a door my eyes lighted upon this makers plate for the Palm House. An interesting bit of history:-

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Looking forward to the orchestra’s next visit at Christmas, so that won’t be long then!!!

The first photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-

Sefton Park Palm House

I mentioned this truly magnificent building in a recent posting about Maghull Wind Orchestra, who gave a concert there on Sunday 27th April.

Here are some photo’s of the Palm House :-




This statue of Darwin is one of a number outside and around the Palm House. I call it looking up to Darwin because we all do so.

This statue of Charles Darwin is one of a number outside and around the Palm House. I call it ‘looking up to Darwin’ because he was a truly great scientist/explorer/naturalist.

Click to enlarge any of the photos which are amongst my Flickr shots at:-