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chrisr

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Can see the Wrekin from my window right this moment! Live in Wenlock. I believe there were a couple of other people from Shropshire here. Once all this COVID stuff is done, we should do a VI meet-up!

I look out to the Wrekin every winter morning @ sunrise with my eldest daughter (7yrs) to see what the day's weather is going to bring - and hopefully if it's not too cloudy or a decent sunrise - to try to entice her to get her lazy arse out from under her duvet and start getting ready for school!

There are indeed a group of Shropshire VIC-ers: Me, you, @shropshirelad, @pmountford, @BeneJ @rollasoc - and probably some others. We had a little meet up in Shrewsbury about 18months /2 years ago. Think people would be willing to do so again next year once we've all been thoroughly dosed!! We did say to Phil that next time we'd head over to him (Bridgenorth) so will aim to do that.

Anyway - as we now form a quorum fit to rival that of any media metropolis, I thought we should have our own thread. Don't expect it to be particularly busy - but you know, it's here if we want it. You guys might enjoy watching some of the videos the Shropshire Music Trust have been putting out in the past few weeks, curated and presented by Zoe Byers, local resident & leader of the English Symphony Orchestra. They're not at all virtual instrument/media composition related but they are about music and passionate musicians - I've linked a couple below.





I know I'm being a bit premature with this - but when the world has awoken from the nightmare of 2020 then please do add any news of good local gigs or other goings on here. I recon it'll be more important than ever to be in touch with real people locally in 2021 as a sanity check at least.

Right-o, speak soon I hope :)

Chris
 

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I look out to the Wrekin every winter morning @ sunrise with my eldest daughter (7yrs) to see what the day's weather is going to bring - and hopefully if it's not too cloudy or a decent sunrise - to try to entice her to get her lazy arse out from under her duvet and start getting ready for school!

There are indeed a group of Shropshire VIC-ers: Me, you, @shropshirelad, @pmountford, @BeneJ @rollasoc - and probably some others. We had a little meet up in Shrewsbury about 18months /2 years ago. Think people would be willing to do so again next year once we've all been thoroughly dosed!! We did say to Phil that next time we'd head over to him (Bridgenorth) so will aim to do that.

Anyway - as we now form a quorum fit to rival that of any media metropolis, I thought we should have our own thread. Don't expect it to be particularly busy - but you know, it's here if we want it. You guys might enjoy watching some of the videos the Shropshire Music Trust have been putting out in the past few weeks, curated and presented by Zoe Byers, local resident & leader of the English Symphony Orchestra. They're not at all virtual instrument/media composition related but they are about music and passionate musicians - I've linked a couple below.





I know I'm being a bit premature with this - but when the world has awoken from the nightmare of 2020 then please do add any news of good local gigs or other goings on here. I recon it'll be more important than ever to be in touch with real people locally in 2021 as a sanity check at least.

Right-o, speak soon I hope :)

Chris

Fantastic idea, and thanks for starting the thread. Absolutely, once we're dosed up, I'd be very keen for a meet-up. My contributions may be 0 given that I'm merely a hobbyist with no actual background in music. I'll turn up nonetheless.

Thanks for sharing the videos. Will take a look at them shortly!
 

shropshirelad

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Cracking idea for a thread, thank you. I'm at the foot of the Wrekin in Wellington. We are moving to Market Drayton in the New Year, so thankfully I'll still qualify for membership of this select band!
 

pmountford

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Hah, The Wrekin is a due north view from our morning view too.

I'll start off the Shropshire gig list with a return to Telford theatre on May 21st 2021 with one of my groups, Forever Elton. Can't wait! Anyhow, cheap plug over...

All good for a meet up next year though.
 

rollasoc

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Up for a meet up next year. Still never been up the wrekin. Only lived in Shropshire for 24 years...
 

Loïc D

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I thought it was some kind of English countryside cheese.
Sorry for this useless post.
 

Vonk

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Will you accept members from over the border in Herefordshire? I can creep over to Ludlow, and up to Brown Clee Hill.:)
 

I like music

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I thought it was some kind of English countryside cheese.
Sorry for this useless post.
Yep, we have the Shropshire Blue. I say "we" but apparently it was first made in Scotland (though according to Wikipedia there's supporting evidence that it was made here). All I know is that it tastes pretty good!

There's my useless answer😂

long as the meet up's not at the top. I remember walking up there 20 years ago - I don't think I've got the stamina anymore

I could just about make it to basecamp, with my dodgy knee.
 

I like music

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Will you accept members from over the border in Herefordshire? I can creep over to Ludlow, and up to Brown Clee Hill.:)

Got "lost" on Brown Clee Hill a few weeks ago. Absolutely lovely up there. Ended up marching the kids through all the mud you can imagine.

The more, the merrier!
 
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chrisr

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Will you accept members from over the border in Herefordshire? I can creep over to Ludlow, and up to Brown Clee Hill.:)

Whereabouts? I'm in the 'Ford itself.

Bridgenorth is only an hour north of here, so if I could be cheeky and add myself to the possible list of vaccinated forum warriors..

Yeah sure I agree the more the merrier :)
 

pmountford

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Will you accept members from over the border in Herefordshire? I can creep over to Ludlow, and up to Brown Clee Hill.:)
Hmm, maybe at a push. ;) Growing up in Hereford & Worcestershire I hopped over the border trying to escape from 'em yocals.. Hehe.

Seriously though, who would have thought we're so thick on the ground in such a rural area. Perhaps we could make Shropshire the next 'Shrollywood'...
 

jimjazzuk

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Hey all, just came across this thread completely by accident! Shropshire born and bred here, but now living in Brum. Hope I can be part of the Shropshire club 😊
 
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Yeah of course @jimjazzuk - if anything I'm the outsider here, I've got a few more bridgs to cross before I can consider myself a shropshire lad.
 

jimjazzuk

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Hey all, I just wondered if any of you write production music? Looking for some advice and thought I would try some local lads (and lasses?!) first

Cheers!
 
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