November 2019

Weedon’s Wanderings: 26th November 2019

Swan

LONG TIME, NO HEAR

Yes, I’ve been pretty quiet lately, I’ll admit it. I’ve been busy taking stock and planning the future. Things in the leisure music world have changed greatly in recent years - as, indeed, they have changed in most other spheres of leisure as well. I’m told that the younger generations just ‘don’t do’ clubs and societies anymore. Meetings of like minded people are taking place over the ether, not in village and church halls or even cosy pubs. So the music clubs that our age groups formed and attended and ran and enjoyed are getting fewer and further between. The shops that used to supply our instruments and our teachers and our sheet music have been replaced by online stores that send instruments by courier and downloads of instant digital music for us to print ourselves. Books are something you read from a screen. Help and tuition is hard to...