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 Re: Introduce yourself!
Author: Ian White 
Date:   2006-04-23 21:04

I live a few hundred miles south of Martin near Oxford. (Am rather jealous of him living in Cumbria - my favourite part of the country)

The day job is being a woodwind repairer, as you might expect specialising in bassoon.I play the bassoon & contra in the evenings for fun & bit of money if possible.

I started playing bassoon about 25 years ago - I'd always wanted to while at school but had to make do with the clarinet as my parents couldn't afford one. After 17 years of playing nothing I took the plunge, bought an old bassoon & had lessons for a couple of years - since then have just learnt 'on the job'. I currently play on a 22 year old Kreul & Moosmann - but was really tempted by a 10,000 Heckel I was able to use for a few months last year - sadly I decided I couldn't really afford it & have been kicking myself ever since. About 10 years ago I achieved my next ambition & bought an Adler contra, which I traded in for a Fox a few years later.

Thus I'm kept busy in the local musical scene - doing about 40 - 50 gigs a year - playing with amateur orchestras & for choral societies & amateur operatic societies.

Just to make sure I don't have too many evenings at home I have started to play bari sax - have done a couple of shows with it & regularly play in a big band. (Which is just about to go on a trip to Holland)

Ian White



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