logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 33 - August 2003.

Sounds of summer at the Winter Gardens

On 8th June Sheffield’s Winter Gardens were filled with Indian Music.

Ellesmere Post Master Kamalbir Singh played violin and a Indian organ called a harmonium for over two hours. Tabla player John Ball accompanied him on the traditional drums.

Kamalbir encouraged the audience to sing along with a traditional ghazal romantic Urdu poetry. The performance was one of the first of a program of free concerts taking place at the Winter Gardens on Sunday afternoons. Kamalbir will have a temporary break from his day job at Ellesmere Post Office to play in America.