Welcome to my sailing and music website: www.sailpb.com
Gypsy Jazz Sessions
on the 3rd Wednesday each month at The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon.
Next session on Wednesday 21st September 2016
Hot Tone Rhythm Boys - this is roughly the Jam Session Set list.
After You’ve gone. G
All of Me Bb
I can’t give you anything but Love Baby G
Putin on the Ritz D
Ain’t Misbehavin C
Blue Drag Dminor
Blue Skies C
Douce Ambiance G minor
I’ll see you in my dreams Bb
It’s only a paper moon C
Minor Swing A minor
Sweet Georgia Brown F
Swing 42 C
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
Limehouse Blues G
Bossa Dorado D minor
Our set list comes from the Diango Fake Book 2008 and some printed music will be available, but we urge you to download a free copy onto an ipad or tablet: http://www.gypsyguitar.de/downloads/gg-downloads/fakebook_django_2008.pdf
We are playing the following tunes: After you've gone, Ain't misbehavin', Avalon, Bellville, Blue drag, Blue skies, Diangology, Douce ambience, I'll see you in my dreams, It's only a paper moon, J'attendrai, Minor swing, Sweet georgia brown, Swing42 and perhaps some more too..........So get learning!
This session is featuring 'The Hot Tone Rhythm Boys'.
Watch us on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kp1IWHw7u0
and enjoy a narrow boat journey with our leader 'Nipper':
or have a sailing trip with me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWmSFwec5Uw
Also Monthly Trad Jazz Sessions
on 4th Wednesday each month
at the Swan Hotel,
Church Street, Bradford on Avon, http://www.theswanbradford.co.uk/events.html
Next session: Wednesday 28th Sept. 2016,
Following the success of last year's sessions, we welcome you to have fun and participate in a Trad Jazz Jam session hosted by Norman Leater, Peter 'Jules Holland' Barnes and friends at the Swan Hotel.
YOU are welcome to join us to listen,
YOU can sit in and play, or sing with us if you want to!
YOU can amaze us by doing a Star Turn or Solo!
...and here is a recording of some of them: https://soundcloud.com/bassmanpete/swan-august2015-1
We played most of these plus a few requests. Remember we play Cafe Swing/Trad Jazz/Gypsy Jazz, PLUS anything else you bring... Singers, please make sure you provide music in the key that you are happy to sing in!
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org Please feel free to ask me any questions.
Three Cheers for Cafe Swing!
'Play it Happy Pete'.
...and here are samples of some of the music we played in the March 2015 session:
and now for some sailing..... 'Sold to the man on the left, one Hurley Silhouette Mk2 c1963! '
Now in our back garden....
...and Challenger Voyage 353 to St Malo in September 2015: 320 miles, an overnight passage and five picturesque pubs. This is what fund raising voyages are all about. Thanks to my watch, Big Pete, Paul, Oli and the other watch for giving us such a good time! Check out my 'Tallships' page tallships-and-challenger-yachts.php , book on, and live life!
Have you noticed how much cheaper second-hand yachts are in Cornwall? Day Skipper Pete will deliver a seaworthy yacht along the south coast for you. Contact me for a chat about it on 07733619002.
Next up? Tallships voyage from Dartmouth to Poole now reduced to £350. Come and help me wash up on 3rd-9th May!
Sailing Ventures' Day Skipper Course, December 2014. Terrific Fun!
Check out the website to see what Martin, Carol and Matthew can do for you. They've done the Fastnet 16 times and are an inspiration. http://www.sailing-ventures.com/
Enjoy the photos!
Sailing and Jazz -
the perfect summer and winter combo!
Check out my various Jazz pages!
...and go to https://soundcloud.com/bassmanpete
There's lots more on my blog page: sailpb-blog.php
Contact me on mailto:email@example.com
Watch the video by Robin Barnes on http://vimeo.com/74565029
Photos above by Robin Barnes.
Mirror number 32 is for sale! Built in 1963 - Yes, it's the 50th anniversary of the Mirror dinghy.
Side by side: Mirror 1 (Falmouth) and Mirror 32 (Mine) side by side. Mirror 32 is going to the Southampton Boat Show!
1963- a good year for plywood. This Mirror, number 32, has just come out of 20 years of storage and was ready to sail - thank you ebay! I think this was taken just as I was about to tack. Otherwise, I've got problems explaining what I'm playing at to the RYA. Photo taken during Shearwater Sailing Club's trip to Roadford Lake, Cornwall.
This boat is now sold and has gone back home to Cornwall!
..and Peter and his mirror get a Yachts and Yachting write-up! "The fleet was led by Gently followed by two Mirrors including Peter Barnes number 32," For the full Monty follow this link: http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/164468/Jack-Holt-Centennial-at-Warysbury-Lake Yes!!!
Above, the QR code for Shearwater Sailing Club - just point your iphone at it!
Some hardy Shearwater club members sailed through the ice on Sun 3rd March! This is the 'just do it' centre for sailing and that's me on the left having an Easter Swim last year.
Join us every Sunday from 9am to 3pm at Shearwater, Crockerton, Warminster.
Don't miss my blog: sailpb-blog.php
Tall ships Youth trust's 'Assistant Cook Pete' working his passage across the Bay of Biscay to Tenerife on the brig 'Stavros'. 18 days of storms, swell and endless wind in November 2012. You too can discover what's in you by doing something like this! http://www.tallships.org
More stories, including logs by Anthony and Sid of the voyage across the Bay of Biscay in November on tallships-and-challenger-yachts.php
Someone has to do it - so I booked to go up the Irish Sea from Swansea to Liverpool. Here are some pictures. More on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/74948971@N03/sets/72157629880314713/ It was cold, wet and tough in parts. What could a trip like this do for you? Find out by booking on http://www.tallships.org You'll never look back, except to check that you're not about to be mown down by a Stena-line ferry! Live Life!
Above, the brochure picture and, on the right, us in a Force 6. Sailing, but not as I knew it!
Below, 'Top of the Mornin' Ray hits 12 knots while Pip, James 'May' and John brace against 30-degree tilt. Declan and Judith feed the fish and I call 'Tea at the Hatch'.
My cosy little bunk...
Below: Air-sea rescue drill with the Irish Coastguard. We were doing 10 knots at the time.
First up the 2012 sailing season started on Saturday 10th Jan - round the Canary Islands on a tall ship. Check out where you could go with this splendid organisation....http://tallships.org/ there are heaps of photos taken by Ed, our team leader on Flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/17118657@N00/sets/72157628982715077/
Below are some of Ed Sharkey's photos taken on the rigging:
It's me on the Fore-Royals, putting them 'in gear'.
Photos above are copyright of Ed Sharkey. Thanks Ed - and to the Captain and all the crew. You did us proud!
Two on a laser at shearwater:
and by the way, the sail number backwards spells PETER - well PETPZ - that's close enough.
Here is Jennifer, sanding and painting Denis's bottom prior to his long trip to a new home at Orford Sailing Club. Lucky Denis!
26442 hits Aldburgh, Suffolk. Having sailed up the M25 (behind our car) to Orford. This is me after completing my first 'passage' of 3 nautical miles. One of the numbers came off in the breeze..
On the left is our little squib sailing our new Laser. Have fun exploring our site, and if you need a life coach, a sailing instructor, a harpsichord maker, a web designer or a Barn Dance Caller, then I can put you in touch with one. It will probably be me.
Happy viewing. Peter Barnes, April 1st 2011.
Today's top news: I've just bought the 32nd Mirror Dinghy ever made! It came up on ebay. Thanks to all the Shearwater Sailing Club members who came and see it being sailed for the first time in 10 years at Roadford Lake on May 7th and 8th 2011. I didn't sink: and here are the pictures to prove it!!!