‘Unsung Heroes of English Song’: Michael Head – June 1st 2014

On a very sunny Sunday afternoon by the sea, a receptive audience was treated to a wonderfully devised tribute to Michael Head for which all the credit goes to Patricia Williams. The carefully selected programme of song and poetry was linked with history and reminiscence by Liza Hobbs and Graham Cooper. Poems were read by Una Warnes and songs sung by Margaret Cadney, Lesley Cooper Lyn Cook, Julia Dewhurst, Sarah Leonard, Katarina Melling, Melanie Mehta, David Phillips, Graham Trew, Alexandria Wharram and Patricia Williams. The pianists were Diana Bickley, David Williams and Patricia Williams. The programme finished, most appropriately, with a recording of Michael Head singing and playing ‘Had I a Golden Pound’. Thanks are due to Carolyn Richards and Joyce Lorenstein who masterminded the refreshments and to the staff of the Birley Centre for their assistance.

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Left to right: Back row: Graham Trew, Sarah Leonard, Melanie Mehta, Julia Dewhurst, David Williams, David Phillips, Margaret Cadney, Lyn Cook, Graham Cooper and Liza Hobbs. Front row: Alexandria Wharram, Katarina Melling. Patricia Williams and Una Warnes.