Music Day is a connected set of free public events which takes place each year on the 21st June with events in over 120 countries and 700 cities around the world, not including France where there were too many events to count! Down under we did our small part today around the piano to sing a few old songs.
The outpouring of the best of ‘British’ gratitude.
Australian pilots were billeted out on weekends to British families.
The concern and care was legendary according to my late father – a bomber pilot in WW2.
The ‘Homes of England’ became a refuge, a sanctuary of warmth and stiff upper lip.
Don’t worry about the bombs, siren going off, bloody nuisance, those bloody Germans, finish your cup of tea first son.
My father’s often spoke about it, almost in reverent tone, not one to normally show his feelings.
We also did a zoom rehearsal with open door singers on