This was written for my first blog, but Sophie is a big part of my life, so here it is again. In August 2008 Dr. Sophie Van Aerde arrived in Sabah from France, to marry her husband-to-be. Two weeks later, I arrived in Sabah from England, to marry my husband-to-be. Serendipity brought us together, and … Continue reading Sophie Van Aerde – violinist, doctor
It’s just nice to see where it’s getting around 🙂
Londonderry Air by Orchestra Corda Spiritus What do you call a bunch of guys who play with heart and spirit? Director Stephen Wu said the orchestra’s name came about in the mid ’90’s.
Everyone has heroes. Jazz pianist Jeff Usher’s is the maverick genius Thelonious Monk. The uncompromising quirkiness of Monk’s music just blew Usher away.
The U.S. Embassy partnered with SPArKS (Society of Performing Arts in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah), ME Malaysia, Sri Pelancongan Sabah, and American Voices to bring to Kota Kinabalu a concert on American Roots Music on January 09 2013 by Grammy Awards Duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Maxcer, together with Barbara Lamb. Here, SPArKS President Cheong Kok … Continue reading Grammy award-winning U.S. folk musos get the SabahSongs book!
I wrote my first blog SabahSongs from 2009-12. It was about people working in the field of music in Sabah, on the island of Borneo, where I was living at the time. When I said I was moving to Australia, readers of the blog asked me to turn it into a book. Eight manic weeks … Continue reading Blogger to author