Shirley Plater et al. in London

from Doggin' around, page 151:

Colin (Purbrook) taught me a great deal about the daily realities of a musician's life.  Shirley and I were once having supper in a West End restaurant and lo, there was Colin playing piano for the punters who, predictably, were totally ignoring him.  [...] As we always we do in these situations, we applauded each piece as loudly as possible, even encouraging one or two notional attempts at clapping from people at nearby tables, though mostly their hands didn't touch.

cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 151. accessed: 30 May, 2024

location of experience: London


Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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unknown piano music performed by Colin Purbrook

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:27:07 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:44:28 +0100