Author Archives: James Boyd

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‘The living curve’ – training underlying principles is the art of great performance

Training underlying principles Awareness Awareness has become a buzz word. Mindfulness is a serious subject of scientific study. Eastern philosophy has taught its application in life. Martial Artists train observation and response. And yet in the teaching of music why … Continue reading

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…as I was saying

I haven’t written a blog here since 2012. Three and a half years have flown past. I have been immersed in my work and family life and my attention to technology, including my website, has been minimal. However I have … Continue reading

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‘Sea Change’ launches at the Aldeburgh Festival

My voyage to commission a new repertoire for the guitar was launched on June 9th during the opening weekend at the Aldeburgh Festival. Read reviews of the concert here: Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Irish Times Having lived aboard ‘Concord’ on the … Continue reading

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Video: On board ‘Concord’

James Boyd talks about Concord’s voyage and the search for financial support https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW8jq-a2auU The music on the film is ‘Come Heavy Sleep’ by John Dowland (featured on my album ‘Shapes of Sleep’) The film was created and edited by Tom … Continue reading

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James Boyd and the students of Greshams present…

James Boyd and the students of Gresham’s bring you Stolen Years, a magical piece of music theatre telling the story of a lost world touched by the shadow of war. The Auden Theatre, Holt Tickets: £15.00; £12.50 Concessions; pupils free … Continue reading

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Stolen Years returns to the Thames Revival 2011

‘Stolen Years’ will take place at 1900 on Saturday 10th September on the Barge in the Central Basin at St Katherine Dock, London Run Time approx. 60 minutes Tickets £15. Book tickets here: http://www.thamesrevival.com/HTML/music.html

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Fundraising concert, Itteringham 24th September

Following a successful concert held at “The Balcony”, a second fundraising recital is planned for 24th September at Itteringham, Norfolk for further information contact: tickets@jamesboyd.co.uk £10,000 has so far been raised to start the voyage and commission the first new … Continue reading

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Fundraising concert at “The Balcony”, Burnham Overy Staithe

The Balcony Theatre Stokers, Gong Lane, Burnham Overy Staithe PE31 8JG Tickets: £15 contact: tickets@jamesboyd.co.uk Wednesday 22nd June 7.30pm In 1937, East Coast journalist and artist Archie White commissioned the yacht Concord of Mersea from Harry King’s boatyard at Pin … Continue reading

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Stolen Years

Thames Revival 11th September 2010    1900hrs     St Katherine Docks In 1937 the well-known and well-loved journalist and artist Archie White commissioned my gaff Yawl Concord of Mersea from Harry King’s yard at Pin Mill. His lovingly kept record of Concord’s early … Continue reading

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