The only thing I know about "Barrow" is that it was on the stern of the Orient Line ship "Otranto" on board which I travelled as a 10 year old to Australia.
After this concert Hayley will know more about Barrow than I do.
Best Wishes & take plenty of pics & vids,
The loveliest, sweetest flower that bloomed in paradise, and the first that died, has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate, a thing, it is gone if it but look upon itself; and she who ventures to esteem it hers proves by that single thought she has it not. Humility - Fry
Dean was so Hayleywowed last night he couldn't find his way home!
That was almost the case, I got home about 11:30. I'm still walking in the air!
I will post my report later when I have sorted some of the photos but for now here is the latest from the local papar.
nwemail.co.uk/entertainment/news_reviews/hayley_westenra_slideshow A PACKED house gave classical singing star Hayley Westenra a standing ovation at her concert at Barrow’s Forum 28 last night. The 21-year-old singer from New Zealand has dueted with megastars like Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli and performed for the Queen, Tony Blair and the Dalai Lama. And last night she enthralled the 500-strong audience at the Forum. Forum manager, Sandra Baines, who was at the show, said: “She was on stage for just under two hours and she was wonderful. “She has got a fantastic voice and the audience loved her.” She said Hayley and her band thrilled music fans with a set list packed with hits, which included Ave Maria and Danny Boy and ended with an encore of Amazing Grace. Westenra began performing when she was six and was a mere 16 when she released her debut album, Pure, which reached number one on the UK classical charts in 2003 and has sold two million copies. It is the fastest-selling international debut classical album to date. Tickets for her show at the Forum sold out before the venue’s brochure was even printed.
It seems that there was no signing session afterwards, was it ?
All the best, Karsten
No because of a late arrival and newcastle tonight, we had no signing session as they needed to leave right after the show. I didn't make a list of all the tracks sung in order but I'm sure Roger will correct it on friday but I'll do my best.