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Friday, September 21, 2007

Happy birthday, beard

The gentleman on the left in this picture

has just sent me an invitation to his beard's 40th birthday party. (Gentlemen - real beards if possible. Ladies - false beards if necessary.) Which is rather cool. Pity I'll be in Glasgow watching Arcade Fire.


At 23 September, 2007 20:47, Blogger Udge said...

What an original idea. But, er, who is he?

At 24 September, 2007 00:38, Blogger Rob said...

He is Lawrence Dunn, leader of Edinburgh Light Orchestra (whose conductor James Beyer is the other chap in the picture). In fact they were both photoghaphed at an Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra concert at the National Museum of Scotland back in the summer, when James was guesting as our conductor and Lawrence was adding ot our viola section. A little Googling provided this:

LAWRENCE DUNN studied violin with David Hume in Edinburgh and Malcolm Layfield in Manchester. He gives regular solo and chamber recitals during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and throughout Scotland on both modern and baroque instruments. As a freelance player he has performed with various orchestras including the Scottish Baroque Players, Newcastle Baroque and the City of Glasgow Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of Quernstane, Edinburgh Barock and Edinburgh Galante, and has recently taken over as leader of the Edinburgh Light Orchestra and the Edinburgh Palm Court Orchestra.

In a prevuious existence he also worked for the Bank of Scotland as a computer programmer, which fact I know (a) because I sit next to one of his sometime colleagues and (b) because one ogf the big old Assembler progams which I look after has his name running though parts of it in the comments like the lettering in a stick of rock. It's hard to look at Lawrence now and think "bank worker", but there you go.


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