Julie and I got back from Blackpool today, pleased that our band had gained 2nd place in the areas and were off to the finals in September. There was a phone message from my 86 year old dad, (the Larry Adler of the South West), telling us that he too had won a music prize. He came 1st in the open section of the Highbridge and Burnham music festival, where he gave a 15 minute recital on the harmonica. I am not sure yet what his programme was, but I am sure it included the "Barber of Saville" by Rossini. If you have never heard this played on a mouth organ, you have never lived!