Young musicians at the Fête de la Musique

I like music but can barely whistle a dirge let alone a tune.  I think I’m fortunate that I like many types of music from classical to pop and rock and most shades in between.

Not everything though. Much of Jazz leaves me bemused.  And as for electronic music.  It just makes me grimace and turn right off.  Memories of Rolf Harris and his Stylophone must have been the reason for this.  Which is sad because I was a great fan of Rolf when I was younger.

Anyway, I digress.

Yesterday was 21 June and this meant the Fête de la Musique in many cities around the world including Menton.

We spent the evening going from one show to another, many of them given by young people who had tons of talent and, more importantly, the commitment to music which meant they slogged hard to give their audience entertainment.

It was a great night and a great way to start the summer.


Just a note that tomorrow, I’ve got the second of my interviews, this time with Ty Johnston, the fantasy, horror and literary fiction author.  Next weekend I’m interviewing SJA Turney about his historical fiction.

For those of you who missed David Gaughran talking about his book ‘A Storm Hits Valparaiso’ and his earlier one about his book ‘Let’s Get Digital’ you can find them here.

David Gaughran on ‘A Storm Hits Valparaiso.’

Interview with David Gaughran about his new book on indie self-publishing: ‘Let’s Get Digital.’

Let’s Get Digital. Part 2 of my interview with David Gaughran.


About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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