|On 25 July 'Beyond
the Pale' published the first links to
a new website (kindly hosted by Jens Anders Ravnaas) that
Martin Clare, brother of one BtP's webmasters, who
unexpectedly died on 3 July, aged 55. Martin was a frequent
contributor to this website, a major Procol fan, and played (bass and
piano) in The Palers' Band.
Martin was latterly a music teacher (guitar, piano, flute); he would
often discount his fees for pupils from households hit by the recession,
and his family has launched a charitable fund, in his memory, to
continue this work, subsidising instrumental tuition for the young
people of Fairford UK, where he lived.
Here in the UK we're now researching for a philanthropic sponsor to match the sum collected, pound for pound, so the Martin Clare Music Fund can do more good for longer.
So – if any further BtP readers would now like to make a donation, whatever the size, to promote something so musical and worthwhile, it might now produce a double benefit. Thank you all again.
Martin Clare Music Fund | Click here if you'd like to send a donation