That means even less days before the Christmas pads come out to play. Last year, some bands here in the UK, and overseas in the USA, Australia and the Netherlands, added some fresh music to their seasonal repertoire. This included XMAS DITTY - a novelty item to make people laugh, and if they are old enough, to remind them of Les Dawson's little piano dittys'. Then there is COWBOY CAROL - where half of the band (not always the same ones) can become a choir if they want. A Swiss band are so forward thinking, that they ordered FANFARE FOR CHRISTMAS a few months ago. A new piece is FOLK DANCE & CAROL - which includes that beautiful Holst version of "In the Bleak Midwinter". So, go and have a look on the SEASONAL page in www.tpmusic.co.uk Bye for now, and look forward to meeting some of you at Pontins.