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Heritage Lottery film project capturing oral histories of blind musicians in post-war London

Intimate and engaging portraits of five blind musicians in post war London.

This is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project Capturing the Oral Histories of blind musicians in post war London. It is produced by the Baluji Music Foundation, with interviews by Linda Shanson and Oscar Castellino and filmed by Cecile Embleton. In these five beautifully shot and intimate films we meet Tony Halliday whose life long love of music started at the beginning of the War with the piano and whose father bought a clarinet for 30s, Geoff Long performer, pianist and singer who was signed to EMI with the first blind rock band; Chrissie Cochrane Composer, producer, singer/songwriter, DJ with a wonderful new single out "let me out of here"; Ustad Sital Singh Sitara MBE who has taught Kirtan to hundreds, if not thousands of children and Jackie Clifton MBE organist and founder of Musicians in Focus.

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