As my sun continues to set

Written after I was hosting the Open Bridges workshops in Dove House Hospice, a very uplifting experience. But it's a personal story. The fragments that will stay until the end. It's all true, except for the very last line... "Shadows lengthen, future days are less, the pale light trips up the horizon as my sun … Continue reading As my sun continues to set

Image from an original street art work by Jack Fox

Dead Man

Dead Man voice Rich, Dead Man guitars Lou There’s dead man walkin’ in my shoes ‘Cause without you honey, I ain’t got nothing to lose And the rainfall in the creek And my shotgun and my heart are growing cold Apple brandy tastes like water And the deer up on the mountain are growin’ old. … Continue reading Dead Man

Rockin’ the Pea, the Withfest 3 and Jackson D

What a weekend! Work In Progress played three top gigs. Cowboy DC and Dexter at the Jaz Bar, highlights included original songs Storm, The Drinking Song and a brand new rendition of Country Roads. Next up they became the WIP Three with the addition of Kelvin to wake up Withernsea with a storming set amongst … Continue reading Rockin’ the Pea, the Withfest 3 and Jackson D

Hull Folk Festival WIP

Hull Folk and Maritime Festival 2018 - Sunday's headliners on the Syntan barge main stage Work in Progress played a fine Americana set of feel good original and favourite bluegrass/country songs. Work in Progress: Cowboy DC guitar and vocals, Kelvin Richmond mandolin, Lewis Woods bass guitar, Sophie Rose Richmond vocals, Dexter Duffy-Howard fiddle. The gallery … Continue reading Hull Folk Festival WIP

Open Bridges Summer Solstice ‘Moments in Time’ Live Performance

Friends, would you like to come to the special summer solstice live performance of the Open Bridges music? It’s a quadraphonic 20 minute performance of the musique concrete soundtrack by the composer John Stead to accompany the film at Beverley Treasure House and Art Gallery, East Yorkshire, Thursday, 21 June, at 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start. It will be over before 8pm. It’s an informal occasion, to gather and enjoy the music in the gallery space – and a chance to hear the musique concrete which accompanies the beautiful Open Bridges film, very different and atmospheric. Free entry, but it would be helpful if you’d let us know if you’d like to come.

More info about what to expect here:https://openbridgeshull.com/2018/06/12/open-bridges-summer-solstice-moments-in-time-live-performance/

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

Open Bridges

There will be a live quadraphonic performance of the Open Bridges music – ‘Moments in Time’ – by the composer John Stead to accompany the Open Bridges film at Beverley Treasure House and Art Gallery, East Riding of Yorkshire, on Thursday, 21 June, at 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start. The event will be finished by 8 o’clock and is free of charge. It is an informal occasion, just to gather and enjoy the music in the gallery space.

BAFTA winning composer John Stead will diffuse the especially commissioned musique concrete work – recorded using natural sounds to form a montage – to accompany the film, which has been showing in Beverley Art Gallery this month. John recorded and included sounds from the River Hull’s journey from Beverley to Hull, including the sounds of the bridges moving.

Open Bridges copyright Richard Duffy-Howard Composer John Stead recording North Bridge for Open Bridges photograph by Richard Duffy-Howard

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