Yesterday (Saturday) I traveled to Lødingen to play a concert with my friend Christopher Briggs. I had also hoped it would be a chance to take pictures of new views on the way. However it rained most of the day, with low cloud, so there was almost no opportunity for photography: just 7+ hours of concentrated driving.
The concert consisted of a mix of popular and less well known organ and piano solos, plus one duet (an arrangement of the 2nd movement of Camille Saint-Saëns 3rd symphony (the Organ Symphony). We also used some of the videos, created for our Være i stillheten events in Finnsnes. The evening went well with an audience of 24 (a good number for Lødingen), and a free will offering netting about 1500 kroner for the church music fund.
I’m grateful to Christopher for his invitation and hospitality.
Here are some pictures (most from Christopher – thanks!). The bridge links the mainland to the Lofotens on which Lødingen is located. The old geezer with the ear piece is me (no I’m not listening to the cricket, nor am I hard of hearing: it’s to help me keep in sync with the video, although it was quite disconcerting hearing the rather differently tuned Finnsnes organ in one ear and the Lødingen instrument in the other!). There is more information about the organ here.