Welcome, friends, near and far
My name is Elsie and I am a Nigelfreak.
I want to share my passion with you and I invite you to share your passion with me and with anybody who visits this site. Send anything you feel like sending to me and in no time at all, you'll be able to read it on this site ! If you want to read Nigel's biography or check his discography or go glassy-eyed reading other uninspiring material, I suggest you go to Wikipedia ...........just click and you'll be there. Almost everything else on this site is subjective. If you see anything that displeases you, let me know.......... I aim to please ! My thanks to Pawel Wygoda for permission to use his pics !
PIC OF THE MONTH : MAY
Jarek Smietana, the fabulous Polish guitarist who played with Nigel in the Bach meets Fats Waller concerts, has had surgery to remove a brain tumour. He has been in hospital for four months, where he is fighting for his life and his ability to play his guitar. Many musicians, including Nigel, are giving benefit concerts to help pay for the the best care for him. This poster is for some of the concerts Nigel will give in Poland.
OY ! More of Nigel's symphonic arrangements of The Doors .............this one is Love House. NIGEL'S MUSIC .......... where else ?
OY ! Nigel and friends take you higher with a performance of a Bach Allegro like you've never heard before ! It's on NIGEL'S MUSIC
OY ! Nigel made time to meet with the young members of Coda Fiddle after his concert in Bournemouth. Go to KENNEDY EXPERIENCES.
A blast from the past ! Nigel in concert in 1992 ! The hair ! The beard ! The music ! Click on NIGEL'S MUSIC.
Two comments on the concert at Usher Hall in Edinburgh. As the UK tour progresses, I'll add more comments on the remaining concerts as they happen. It's all in MEDIA CLIPS. Two reviews of Nigel in Liverpool plus one from Leeds Town Hall , one from St. David's Hall in Cardiff, one from Colston Hall in Bristol , and two from Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham now added.
THREE performances by Nigel at the BBC Proms in London this summer ! Including The Last Night of the Proms ! Go check it out at CONCERTS. You will also see that two more concerts feauring Nigel and the Oxford Philomusica have been added.
Nigel Kennedy's life is inexorably painted claret and blue, even on the rare occasions he doesn't plan it that way.He discovered as much when he saw the cover artwork for his new album.The virtuoso violinist commissioned the design from 86-year-old artist Dora Holzhandler, but never mentioned his devotion to Villa."I didn't say anything to her but it was destiny," he insists. "The album cover came out in claret and blue. Genius !" You can read what both Nigel and Dora have to say about how they met by clicking on MEDIA CLIPS.
Nigel and Bach: they go back a longish way ! Just click HERE, then sit back and enjoy !
A short review of the new CD Recital, written by Andy Gill for The Independent. Click NIGEL'S MUSIC. Add your comment if you like.
This is "New Dawn," Nigel's own composition from his new CD, Recital