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Gillian Bishop liked Pan Times's discussion Legendary Producer Van Dyke Parks Speaks on Esso Trinidad Tripoli Steel band
Jun 16
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Desperadoes Remembers Carneige at National Academy for the Performing Arts - Lord Kitchener Auditorium

April 14, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm
The Palm Foundation is producing its first annual Palm Sunday fund raising concert on the evening of Sunday 14 April 2019, joining the NGC in celebration of Pat Bishop as their National Hero 2018-2019. The concert was inspired by the standing ovation given to the Desperadoes Steel Orchestra’s scintillating performance of the Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld conducted by Jesus Acosta at the Big Five Concert last year.The featured performer will be the…See More
Apr 13
Gillian Bishop replied to Pan Times's discussion Nellie Bly Oil Drum - The woman behind the 55-gallon steel oil drum.
"I knew the story of Nellie Bly well but didn’t realise that the horizontal rings were designed for rolling the drums. It’s a pity we cannot use that design feature to roll bass pans instead of the tedious rocking of the drums. I know…"
Mar 8, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to Pan Times's discussion Nellie Bly Oil Drum - The woman behind the 55-gallon steel oil drum.
"Our children need to know these things. Thank you When Steel Talks for shining a spotlight on the origin of the steel drum from which our National Instrumentis fashioned. This is not Steelband trivia about which there is too miuch old talk and…"
Mar 8, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to Pan Times's discussion Until Despers goes back up the hill …
"This is a wonderful and valuable discussion to have. I wish some of the players would weigh in so that we can hear their side of the story. I agree with Lillian Sten that the damage began when that building was placed on that magical piece of…"
Feb 25, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I think that the FORUM is lucky to have Miss Gillian Bishop giving informal "lectures" on "PANORAMA MUSIC APPRECIATION"
"Dear Steven, No and Yes, in that order."
Feb 13, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion I think that the FORUM is lucky to have Miss Gillian Bishop giving informal "lectures" on "PANORAMA MUSIC APPRECIATION"
"Dear Mr Gonsalves, Thanks for your compliments, but I’d like to stay in the shadows where I belong, enjoying and learning. When I feel that I can make a contribution, I will, but I’M NO EXPERT and not ready for the Q and A.....you have…"
Feb 13, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CONGRATULATIONS TO DUVONE!!!
"Mr Gonsalves, For your information, one of my staff members refers to me as “an ageable person” I have been fortunate, since I was a girl, to have taken a deep and abiding interest in Steelband music, calypso, jazz as well as the…"
Feb 13, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CONGRATULATIONS TO DUVONE!!!
"The old songs just do not match up to the new music. I remember Invaders used to play old music for many years but this year, playing a new song, I feel they were better received because of the freshness of the music.....guessing here....."
Feb 12, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion CONGRATULATIONS TO DUVONE!!!
"Adding my congratulations to Duvone and Renegades on the Forum and giving Claude Gonsalves more work.....check out the crack shots in the front line....not just tenors like many other bands....seconds and guitars too, allowing the intricacies of the…"
Feb 12, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to odw's discussion Panorama Finals Large Bands 2018 (TOP 10)
"Thank you sir. It was skillful and it was sweet! Thanks for checking!"
Feb 11, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to odw's discussion Panorama Finals Large Bands 2018 (TOP 10)
"Duvone Stewart displayed a masterful command of his Orchestra and the song as in one of his variations, he converted the minor mode in which is written to a sweet major.....Listen, it happens just before the all “ah we is one family”…"
Feb 11, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to Claude Gonzales's discussion Comparing the RENEGADES and DESPERADOES versions of "YEAR FOR LOVE"
"This could well be the subject of another post. Some bands are famous for their cone-behind wins and these final night bands are legendary. The most famous of these are All Stars and Desperadoes. When they “see the wire” anything is…"
Feb 4, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to Pan Times's discussion Earl Rodney’s big wish - More recognition needed for one of the country’s top arrangers
"I am reliably informed that Sparrow’s “Memories” and Valentino’s “Stay up Zimbabwe” were arranged by him. You can’t want  two more significant pieces of calypso music...timeless, brilliant. Our people…"
Feb 1, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to panrebel's discussion Who have the most antics in Panorama?
"Oh yes, she is a dread performer....and a personality to match"
Feb 1, 2018
Gillian Bishop replied to Pan Times's discussion Earl Rodney’s big wish - More recognition needed for one of the country’s top arrangers
"Well said Claude and Cecil. I cannot get over the hurt I feel on behalf of the entire pan fraternity. You all are full of ideas and I am ready to do my little bit in support."
Feb 1, 2018

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