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  • Taffy, Wales
    started a topic Memorable Music.

    Memorable Music.

    https://youtu.be/Jm1anurhbeg

    Just listened to "Guantanamera " Sung by the Sandpiper's (Hope the link works)
    This was popular when we had our first holiday abroad ,14 day in Majorca with our friends Mike and Sue.
    First ever flight early Twenties world at out feet ,Hotel was rubbish with dreadful food ,and we were restricted to how much money we could take with us,(V form ) Cheap drinks with generous measures plenty of sun.

    Another would be "Who Let the Dog's out" which was popular on our first Caribbean cruise, nice music which brings back memories,Have you any holiday music favourite's ...Taffy

  • liz, lincoln (2)
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    Why oh why do we have to have a soundtrack to our lives now! Nowhere is safe- not even the supermarket. Background music wherever we go and its always really horrible pop/rap/screech unmelodic rubbish. I even have to wear my ipod on the deck of the ship in order to drown out the cacophony that eminates from the speakers. By the way this old lady loves thrash metal but unfortunately not every one else does, however I don't expect my preferences to be inflicted on others - so why are theirs inflicted on me?

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  • jan lowden, sunderland (2)
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    Oh where to start? Time to say goodbye on the sail out of Venice on a warm beautiful evening. Summer Breeze by The Isley Brothers in 1976. My akey breaky Heart on Thomson Emerald by Billy ray Cyrus whilst trying to teach hubby how to line dance, Hilarious . And finally Barbados, By Typical Tropical in 1975, My first holiday abroad , Brings it all back so well like it was yesterday. Jan.

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  • redbonnet, Merseyside
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    I too love music, I have a very eclectic taste, and music is such an important part of all our lives. I cry buckets every time they do the finale at The Proms. Land of hope and Glory, Jerusalem, which was my old school hymn.
    The first time we sailed into Kotor, I downloaded Conquest of Paradise by Vangelis, and listened to this as we sailed in early morning. It was magical!

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  • Taffy, Wales
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    The Children in the Nursery are learning some Christmas Carol's ,and they will go to a local Old peoples home to sing for them,I will go as Father Christmas and will have a hard job not crying,Some of them have no visitors or living relatives to visit them and love the children going,Hope to see the lady who is 108 and still in full mind if not body. Most Carols bring back nice memories...Taffy

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  • Jocap, Cumbria
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    I use the TV more for listening to music than for TV programmes, constantly switching between Classic FM and radio 3.
    Many years ago, as a young teacher, I was in a women's choir, and one piece we sang at several festivals would always earn us top marks. It was The Blue Bird, by Charles Stanford. I've not heard it since... until for some reason it's become a popular song on both radio stations.
    I have to stop whatever I'm doing, and I'm back in those festival competitions, along with other fresh faced young women just starting out in life. Most of them are grandmothers now, and several have died. Poignant.

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  • Smith7
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    All kinds of music often brings me to tears for all the right reasons.

    The Last night of the Proms when they play the usual rousing audience participation pieces brings a lump to my throat when I am singing along.

    My Dad played the piano so anything I hear that he played (usually numbers from the 40s & 50s) would make me feel emotional.

    When we disembarked from our APT river cruise yesterday, the Cruise Director played a recording of 'Time to Say Goodbye', which was obviously a sad moment.

    A lot of the music we sang at the Rock Choir I belonged to brings back fond memories.

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  • cruiser, Larne
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    During a lengthy spell in hospital their radio station played I Want to Break Free by Queen. They must have played it ten times a day, but as a Freddie Fan I loved it! I don't like tribute bands but love any genre of music. I particularly love the skirl of the bagpipes and was listening to Mull of Kintyre today played by pipes and drums. Lovely.

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  • Cooke, Ashby
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    Originally posted by Taffy, Wales View Post
    What a nice thing the singer did for you.
    My Father in law told me Harry Secombe did the same thing for a man in a theatre , it was the mans favourite song ,and Harry came on after the show and sang just for him, and all those who stayed behind ...Taffy
    That was a lovely thing to do. Good for Harry.

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  • Taffy, Wales
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    Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
    Angels by Robbie Williams. I love the song anyway and last birthday(December 18, since you ask!). On board Seabourn Odyssey, one of the male singers asked my husband what he could do for my birthday. He said the band did not do Angels, but he had a backing tape. It was the best version of Angels ever! Now when I hear the song I think of Jon and the wonderful Christmas cruise.
    What a nice thing the singer did for you.
    My Father in law told me Harry Secombe did the same thing for a man in a theatre , it was the mans favourite song ,and Harry came on after the show and sang just for him, and all those who stayed behind ...Taffy

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  • Taffy, Wales
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    Originally posted by All at sea, Yorks View Post
    Music in certain locations can make great memories, to my mind. Many years ago on a lovely warm evening watching the fabulous fountains outside the Bellagio, Las Vegas and listening to the accompanying music.

    This piece of music was also played to us from the quayside as we departed Olden aboard the Britannia one pleasant summers evening.

    "Time to Say Goodbye"

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=afwvM9ywn-c
    Lovely Video thanks for sharing it ,I enjoyed it...Taffy

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  • Lawnmowerman, Tain
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    Majorca, first foreign holiday aged 18 with two mates - no parents!

    The Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin was never off the jukebox when we went to the pool - oh! I think it was us who kept playing it - oops! And we found the hidden volume control - happy days.

    Bill

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  • Delboy, Essex
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    Originally posted by Taffy, Wales View Post
    https://youtu.be/Jm1anurhbeg

    Just listened to "Guantanamera " Sung by the Sandpiper's (Hope the link works)
    This was popular when we had our first holiday abroad ,14 day in Majorca with our friends Mike and Sue.
    First ever flight early Twenties world at out feet ,Hotel was rubbish with dreadful food ,and we were restricted to how much money we could take with us,(V form ) Cheap drinks with generous measures plenty of sun.

    Another would be "Who Let the Dog's out" which was popular on our first Caribbean cruise, nice music which brings back memories,Have you any holiday music favourite's ...Taffy
    Hi Taffy

    Cannot say I have any holiday music favourite's but I do enjoy watching various landscape photography Vlogs on you tube, some of whom add music to their Vlogs.

    One of my favourites at the moment for his music content as well as his photography skills is a photographer named Jason Jones who lives in Wales. Below is a link to his latest Vlog taken on the Isle of Anglesey, not sure of the name of the music which accompanys it. I watch and listen via my iPad and a pair of Bose headphones which helps with the sound quality, I find them a very relaxing way of spending 15 minutes.
    If you do watch the video the Ariel shots are taken with a drone.

    Apologise for his comment at beginning of his Vlog.

    https://youtu.be/7V8mHLl8shI
    Last edited by Delboy, Essex; 25th November 2017, 10:38 PM.

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  • smtcan, Scarborough
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    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
    Certain hymns such as ''We plough the fields...'' and '''Away in a Manger'' also touch a chord; stirring organ music [eg Blaenwern and Saint Saens organ symphony; Handel's choral music; children singing...

    goosebumps are us!!!
    Blaenwern, Hyfrydol, Cwm Rhondda, any thing sung by a Welsh male voice choir brings tears to my eyes.

    On a lighter note, on one of our early Caribbean holidays, Lady in Red was very popular and it has been 'our song' ever since.

    Sheila

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  • JohnR, Chippenham
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    "Leaving on a Jet Plane" by John Denver always brings back sad memories of working abroad when my wife couldn't accompany me.

    I completed my my contract and vowed never to go unaccompanied again. We then spent nearly 20 happy and exciting years abroad together in the Middle East, the Far East and Europe.

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