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Cycling From Land’s End To John O’Groats With A Piano (Mike Hatchard)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

Cycling from Lands End Ed2016

Mike Hatchard is fundraising for Children in Need and paused his journey to play his travelling companion, the piano, at the Fringe. Hatchard played this, and the fiddle, and covered a mixture of light-hearted material, including his own. The community singing number was ‘You’ve been doing something wrong; I can tell by the way you smell’. I liked it, and sang along. Other favourites were the instrumental ‘Steeplechase Rag’ and ‘Have Some Madeira M’dear’, while Victoria Wood’s ‘Let’s Do It’ was a fitting tribute. The self-penned ‘Frozen Poo’, about a house in Essex hit by airline waste, really made me laugh! This concert for a good cause definitely had a touch of music hall about it; good fun.

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s, until 20 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Rodgers]