Is anyone familair with the following. We are currently on hol in Spain ( caravan) and have had the UK and other channels temp installed. I talked to the bloke about the forthcomig problems with UK TV via satelite. He told me that the company he worked for was trialing a system which uses the internet for downloading the various TV channels. As long as you have a internet speed of > 2Mbs then you will be able to receive all the UK TV channels and no need for a Sat dish. Also a friend who lives in Cyprus has told me the same story and companies are installing said system and dismantling their enormous 2m+ dishes
Back at our favourite gig The Café de Sports with lots of new songs too Playing from around 21.00 til late . Its a holiday weekend so reserve your table to eat with Jean Claude as soon as you can You can catch up with some songs off the old set list on www.soundcloud.com/blues-caf See you there
Please help raise money to beat cancer and support the MacMillan nurses by visiting the coffee morning in Montmaurin (31) on saturday the 5th of october. Like last year there will be a bring and buy cake sale, oh, and lots of coffee of course ! You can guess how many coffee beans are in the jar, wina prize, and of course there will be life music by the group Triangle etc.... So please join us ! The MacMillan coffee morning starts at 10 AM and stops around 1PM in the village hall. All proceeds go to MacMillan Cancer Support. http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx#.UkMH0tIy13A Free entry. Hope to see you there
Thinking of holding Murder Mystery Weekends at our B&B (quiet at the moment!) - is the following something that you'd be interested in? What about dates? If you do like this sort of thing but the dates are not convenient, what dates would suit? House sleeps around 12 in total (in comfort) but would limit the weekend to 8 guests to ensure more fun for everyone involved. I have done the french 2 year cooking qualification (certificate displayed) so food is good (so people tell me). Opinions?.. Looking to get away for a weekend break and wondering what to do? Head on down (or up depending where you live) to spend a weekend chez La Camelia in Maubourguet. Something dastardly has been afoot. Police Inspector 'D' (can't reveal more than that at this time) is driving in from Lourdes to interrogate 8 suspects involved in the murder of a stunt pilot. Are YOU one of those suspects? Fun, frolics and total mayhem, plus wine, good food and lots of laughs begins Friday night at the welcome reception with a buffet served with wine, Saturday morning there may be clues at breakfast, evidence could be given during the day and more clues will appear during the 4 course lunch and later at the 7 course dinner. All will be revealed at Brunch on Sunday when all suspects will have the opportunity to accuse someone of being the murderer. Prizes available for anyone who can guess 'who dunnit'. 170euro per person based on two people sharing a double room. Inclusive of meals and drinks as stated with a weekend full of entertainment. Beware of that waitress, there's something fishy there..... Call Catherine to find out more
The theatre group Le Théâtre du Griot-Blanc are presenting a historical play with lights and music in the front courtyard of Chateau Bellegarde 32140 at 21.00hrs Saturday 31st August. The play is set against the facade of this magnificent 13th century chateau and tells the story of Jeanne d'Ornézan who lived in the chateau at St Blancard and her romance and marriage to the chief of the french army and lots more ! This is history being acted out in a historically acurate location. Although the play starts at 21.00 The audience is expected to arrive a little earlier and can enjoy the chateau grounds and yes there is a bar !! Ring Jeff on 0685 46 40 39 if you would like more information
From 18.00 Free Live Music at Le Relais du Chateau Bar/Hotel in St Blancard 32140 This week welcomes Eric , guitarist with Alfresco and The Dolly Blues Band playing some accoustic blues and sunday rock With friends and musiciens to support him If you would like to play please come along as well : Jeff 06 85 46 40 39
A free evening concert with Blues Café from around 20.00hrs at the holiday village and camp site near Seiisan " Les Lacs de Gascogne " . Playing on the terrace overlooking the lake Plenty of room inside if the weather goes bad ! Bar and some fine snacks too This is a real friendly venue so hope you can come along .
Sunday at Le Relais du Chateau with a bunch of surprise guests !! Ok so I am not exactly sure who is there but I know at least 4 who say they are playing so its just like an open mike a bit ! From around 17.30 til 21..00 ish Maybe in the garden if fine or on the covered terrace Snacks available Meals by reservation Always looking for new musiciens to play so please come along if you can sing, play or juggle - Jeff and Diana 0685 46 40 39
Don't forget, or if you didn't know..... tonight under the arches at the Irish Bar in Jegun (32) 8:30 there's a free concert with Eric & Nico playing a selection of blues both classic and gospel. theres good eating at the resto opposite which spills out onto the same terrace. if you want to sit and enjoy the music get there early because it can be busy in summer, or even bring your own camping chair!
In the centre of Tachoires 32260 This years Sunday Live Festival has a wide range of music - Folk/Celtic + Swing /Blues + Rock / Pop Rock + Country Rock and Blues You can find out more on the Whats On on Anglo . The afternoon kicks off at 14.00 with Marthas Kitchen outside in a shady forest area opposite the Salles de Fêtes . We move over to the Salles in the evening for the evening session from 19.00 hrs with the Blues Business on stage around 10°00 pm -( Possibly the best blues band in the uk at the moment ! ) The afternoon too has a great line up and not to be missed at 17.00 The Claire Aberlenc Trio from Cahors . Cold Beers + Whippy Ice Creams + Hot Dogs = Certainly a good day out ! Mail me for latest band info and timings Afternoon Session is Free ! Nearly forgot the Tombola with some unique prizes Jeff and Diana Livemusicfrance@gmail.com or 0685 46 40 39
The X Perts are a harmony duo with guitar and mandolin They play a mix of blues ,swing and soft rock with great skill and care This will be their their third gig here this week and they are certainly worth seeing and enjoying - Hope to see you there from 17.00 hrs Jeff and Diana
Warming up for their big gig in Toulouse Saturday and then to Tachoires on Sunday Kicking off at 21.00 - Should be a hot evening so doors all opened and playing virtually outside Free entry and book your table with Jean Claude asap for a meal Follow the band at www-blues-business.co.uk