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Last weekend I happened to be busking in Oadby and Wigston and this weekend in Market Harborough.  The sign of a successful busking in session is not necessarily the amount of donations in the hat, though, that of course helps, but by how many business cards and leaflets have been taken.

Oadby was very windy last week and early on my leaflet board was blown across the street. However two very kind young ladies brought them back for me whilst I was still playing (the show must go on!).  I am so glad that they did as most of them were picked up during the morning by passers by. One lady is the mother of a bride to be who has wrang and booked me to play at here wedding in August at Keythorpe Manor in Leicestershire, a very nice place to get married in deed.

Quite a few leaflets where also taken in Market Harborough yesterday. Today, I received another call from a gentleman who has booked me as a surprise for his Bride at their wedding in June, I wont say where the venue is, just in case she finds out accidentally.

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Dersingham Catholic churchThis is probably my favourite job of the year so far. During 2012 I tried my hand at busking in Stamford, but due to it being a lovely summers afternoon, the main part of town was already being entertained.  So I found a spot near the monument close to the river.

It wasn’t the best financially, but having nearly boiled alive in the sun, I had started to pack up ready to go home when a gentleman asked if that was me playing?  He had been around the corner and could hear the music but thought it was coming from a pub.

A conversation ensued in which he asked would I go and play to his seniors club in Norfolk.  My wife and I decided that we could make a short break out of this gig, so we said yes.

So on Friday 6th September we left for Dersingham. After a very pleasant drive down we were met by Terry at the Church where the club was holding its annual Bangers and Mash dinner, to which I was to provide the entertainment .

Having set up we were asked to join them for the dinner and introduced to a lovely bunch of people who we sat with for  the meal. These included two ladies, one in her Seventies and the other in her eighties who are both ardent West Ham FC supporters and proceeded to give me stick because my team Stoke had beaten them the week before. One of the other ladies on the table had really had a tough time over the last year with health problems etc but had such a positive outlook on life that made you feel very humble.

After dinner (which was really tasty) I did my spot and it is so nice to hear people singing along as you play.  They members enjoyed it so much that they asked me back again for next year, so thats in the diary now.

We both had a great time and it was lovely to meet such a lively bunch of people, that we are really looking forward to joining them again.

I am glad that I busked in Stamford that afternoon.

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We have had torrential rain for days, and yesterday looked like it was going to be the same.  Which would have been a real shame as I had been asked to play at an outdoor wedding.

A couple of months ago I was out busking in Market Harborough, when a young lady approached me and asked If I would play at her wedding.

Luckily the weather stayed clear for their great day.  The ceremony was held in her Grandfathers back garden with lovely views of the Arthingworth countryside added to the day.

I played Pachebels Canon in D for the processions and some mellow background music whilst the register was being signed and the photo’s taken.

Everyone then moved into the marquee for the reception with fish and chips  in paper all round. I thought that was an excellent idea, nice and informal and allow people to enjoy themselves.

I finished playing as they cut the cake and started the speeches, with lots of positive comments and request for business cards.

The evening consisted of a disco and a fun photographer so I should think a good night was had by all.

The bride looked lovely and the groom looked a very happy man and I would like to wish them all the best for the future.

now its on to the next wedding in a fortnight time, complete with the Bridal chorus and the wedding march to work on.





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