Frankly Speaking

IN OUR FRANKLY SPEAKING PROGRAMMES, frank LOOKs BACK AT PEOPLE, PERFORMANCES, MUSIC AND EVENTS WHICH HAVE LEFT A SIGNIFICANT MARK ON his LIFE AS A MUSICIAN.

As Frank says, "some I hope you'll find amusing, others thought provoking or moving, but all will be written from the heart".

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Saints Triumphant
April 26, 2022

Saints Triumphant

In this edition of Frankly Speaking, I share my thoughts on music for this year's European Championships to be held in Birmingham's Symphony Hall on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2022.


 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Horovitz
March 28, 2022

Joseph Horovitz

In this edition of Frankly Speaking, I’m looking back at the life and times of a fine musician, and a kind and humorous man, Joseph Horovitz, who died on February 9th, 2022 aged 95.


 

 

 

 

 

A Farewell to two fine Military Musicians
March 18, 2022

A Farewell to two fine Military Musicians

In this edition of Frankly Speaking I pay tribute to two old friends and colleagues who died last month.


 

 

 

 

 

Butlins 2022
February 4, 2022

Butlins 2022

In this edition of Frankly Speaking, I’m donning my red coat and taking some deep breaths of bracing sea air, as I speak frankly in my new podcast about Butlins 2022!"


 

 

 

 

 

Kneller Hall closing
January 14, 2022

Kneller Hall closing

In this edition of Frankly Speaking, I’m speaking frankly about something very close to my heart, and the closing of Kneller Hall.

A Tale of Two Contests
December 3, 2021

A Tale of Two Contests

In this edition of Frankly Speaking, I'm sharing my thoughts on two recent live events, would the audiences be back and perhaps more importantly how would the bands be playing after such a long period away from the contest stage?