Can you help a Maghull Wind Orchestra member with a disability get to Fusion Festival WITH her Assistance Dog?

I like to think that I’m one of those people who always wants to help, where I can, a person with a disability and here’s a case where we can all try to help. Below is a link to a 38 Degrees petition:-

you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/let-charlie-barker-s-assistance-dog-george-go-to-the-fusion-festival?bucket&source=facebook-share-button&time=1534944458

Please click on the link and add your name if at all possible.

Surely there’s no logical reason why an Assistance Dog should be refused entry to a music festival but it’s seemingly the case here. If we all get behind this petition maybe we can persuade the organisers of Fusion Festival to back off and indeed embrace attendees, like Charlie Barker, who need assistance dogs to help them get through their daily lives.

Please help if you can.

Thank you

Maghull – Its excellent Wind Orchestra played Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall yesterday

What an excellent concert yesterday at the Phil’ and to a large audience too. Congratulations to the organisers and indeed to the whole orchestra, they do the Town proud 40 years on since they were first formed.

They were originally known as Maghull RBL [Royal British Legion] Town Band and were formed in 1978. Now with well over 100 active members they play concerts all over Merseyside and beyond. And they still stick to their fundamental values of being a community orchestra with no fees, no audition and any ability. Oh and they sound great too.

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:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

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:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/