Hotel Acceptable Tallinn Morning View
Saturday 26 August 2006

Hotel Acceptable Tallinn Morning View

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Hotel Acceptable, Tallinn.

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The Noise Pollution Unit at breakfast was set to 1950s ballads. At one point this abruptly changed to latin va-va-voom before being dumped, also abruptly, for ballads of the simpering variety.

We have a lobby call for 13.30. Tartu is c. 180 kms. from Tallinn.

23.35  Today’s performance was in the Jaani Kirik, Tartu, formerly a brick church for the German community (I was told) and recently restored

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A feature of the church is the terracotta figures, both inside & outside…

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… and some of which have been removed for restoration…

John Sinks, designer of the Solar Voyager…

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From the Guitarist’s Stool…

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Altar…

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At 18.55 the performance was introduced by Dr. Margus Laidre to an exceptionally generous audience that included all ages who filled the church to capacity, and gave a standing ovation. The longest performance of this week at c. 75 minutes, this was a very hard show for me. But, I trust the process, hold focus & keep pedalling.

As has been customary at these performances, after the first c. 20 minutes of playing, grateful thanks were given to…

The pastor, worshipping community & custodians of the church, noting the privilege of being allowed to play music within a sacred space;

Dr. Margus Laidre, the ambassador of the sovereign Republic of Estonia to the UK, for inviting Churchscapes to Estonia; my Wife for encouraging me to accept the invitation; and Mrs. Anne Erm & her associates at Jazzkaar for organising the tour; John Sinks, who designed the Solar Voyager, for travelling from the US to set up the rig & the sound; the audience, for attending, and listening to music that is not always easy on pews as hard as English pews.

This particular pointed stick is now completed.

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