Friday, 4 January 2013

On the 11th Gay Day of Christmas ...

… my blogger gave to me …


In the traditional sequence of gifts from the medieval period the pipers arrived yesterday, and this was the version I was taught at school. However, the modern version moves the pipers back one day to the 11th day of Christmas, so here are the postponed pipers.

As I said last year you can’t have Christmas without music. Tchaikovsky’s “Sugar Plum Fairy” from “The Nutcracker Suite” is being used in television ads again (this Christmas for Pringles and Barclaycard). On this 11th Gay Day of Christmas I bring you 11 lgbt music-makers of different genres.

With room for only eleven names it is a difficult task to produce a list that represents the whole range of musical tastes. If your favourite type of music isn’t on the list, don’t worry, it doesn’t mean I don’t like it!

1) Sotiria Bellou (1921-1997)
Rebetiko (traditional Greek folk) singer

2) Mark Chatfield (1953-1998)
Choral and baroque musician

3) Rob Halford (b.1951)
Rock singer, lead singer of Judas Priest

4) k d lang (b.1962)
contemporary pop, ballads and country

5) Ashley MacIsaac (b.1975)
Celtic-folk-rock violinist

6) Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (b.1934)
Composer, and Master of the Queen’s Musick

7) Cole Porter (1891-1964)
Song and musical writer

8) Peggy Seeger (b.1935)
American folk and country singer

9) Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967)
Jazz and swing composer and pianist

10) Junior Vasquez (b.1949)
DJ and record producer

And finally, someone who seems more appropriate for tomorrow,
11) Kate Schellenbach (b.1966)
Drummer with the Beastie Boys.

NOTE : I'm having difficulty inserting images today. Hopefully they'll be back tomorrow.

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