AT our meeting on November 17 we welcomed Louise Denny. Louise was educated at a ballet school.
She and her husband ran a restaurant near the Marine for many years.
Louise’s passion is music, and she composed the SAS march ‘The Wing Dagger’. It was recorded in Hereford and the cassette got a thumbs up and was played on TVS. It has been played in St Michael’s Cave in Gibraltar at a concert for the Royal Navy, and Louise went there for a week and went down a second cave which had a World War II hospital inside.
It has been recorded by so many forces’ bands including the RAF band, Royal Artillery, Royal Marines; and a Lone Piper played it at the Queen’s Birthday celebrations in Edinburgh in 1988.
It was also played in 2007 for the Falklands Anniversay at the trooping of the colour, 14th Anniversay for NATO at the Royal Tournament, and at the Albert Hall for the Mountbatten Anniversary which is held every year by the Royal Marines.
Louise has composed many march tunes, and a pipe tune called ‘For you go’ was played at the White Rock Theatre for Friday Night is Music Night.
Louise also loves to play the piano, and has played at Dickens and Jones in London, and visits many care homes in our area. She is busy at the moment writing a ballet.
Our chairman June Potts thanked Louise for a very interesting talk enjoyed by all members.
The Christmas tea party with entertainer is on Wednesday, December 15 from 2-4pm.
The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 2-4pm at our new venue Friends Meeting House, South Terrace, Hastings. Inquiries – call Hastings 751177.