Thursday, September 04, 2008

A treat for the ears

Saturday 13th September, 8.30pm
at the Grand Hotel, Burlington Road, Swanage
Admission Free
A wonderful evening with International Guitarist ROLAND CHADWICK

Roland Chadwick is a classically trained guitarist who has played with Lesley Garrett, Sir George Martin, Michel Legrand, Saurang Orchestra, John Renbourn (Pentangle), Alan Glen (The Yardbirds), Papa George, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, the Boston Symphony Orchestra see

He is making a rare appearance here and will be playing a wide range of music in his own inimitable style, from folk and blues to the classics and occasionally bursting into song!
This is top-class musical entertainment of the highest order. If you can't make it, please tell somebody else who can. A treat for the ears!

Steve Darrington
PS I will be making a small guest appearance

Further info: Steve Darrington 01929 422338 or email


Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention that Roland will be playing in the lounge bar.
The Grand Hotel has hosted some great nights of live music over the last year.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to everybody who came, sorry it was standing room only for the latecomers, you'll have to get there earlier next time!

This was the first event in my newly-founded series 'A Treat For Your Ears' and was so well attended by many people from outside Swanage as well.

Roland Chadwick was absolutely superb and showed his undisputed mastery of three different guitars and played some wild mandolin too!

Thanks to everybody too who treated my 30-minute interlude of piano background music to the same rapt attention and appreciation.

More on the way! Keep a look-out for the adverts in the Swanage Advertiser for What's On at the Grand Hotel, or contact me on or by phone on 01929 422338.

Anonymous said...

This is obviously very subjective, but for “good”, think – I cooked this and IT'S GOOD!

Naturally, I think I'm a good cook.


The Trat – good, a bit pricey, but not enough to stop me eating there again.

The Chinese in the middle of town – OK, consistent, and reasonably priced.

The Wok Chef – I've only used it once!

The Indian in Herston – was very good, but seems to have gone off a bit.

The Indian in the centre of town was naff. I've been told that it's improved

The Fish Plaice – naff

The chippie on the sea front – next to the Fish Plaice – good chips, OK fish

The chippie in Herston – was the best, but under new ownership I've been told that it's not so good.

Bere Regis

The pub in the centre of the village – good and not expensive.

The New Forest

The Old Inn – solid, good food, well presented, well priced.

The Rockingham Arms – good food, good price.


The Travellers Rest – good food, well presented, fantastic value – terrible d├ęcor!


The European Arms – or Inn – fantastic food, price OK, and fantastically well presented – if you get my drift!

The Fox – good food, beautifully cooked, overpriced.

That village just outside Mere

Good food, well priced and fantastically well presented!

That place in France.

Superb food, well presented, CHEAP.

A friend who has eaten at The Ivy said that it was nearly as good, but it cost us £40 per head rather than £100.

Says it all really!

Anonymous said...

Sorry about that!