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Michael to run Scottish half-marathon, for Cure Parkinson’s Trust

As a further dimension to the “Float like a Butterfly” project I have now entered the Scottish half-marathon on 22nd September 2019. I’m very much looking forward of the challenge of a course which thankfully is described as “flat and rapid”, particularly as it will be my first attempt at this running distance for over two years. It runs partially along the East Lothian coast, ending up at Musselburgh racecourse, and promises to be an interesting and hopefully scenic experience. My Just Giving page has been updated with the details and I...

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West Norfolk Radio this Sunday

Don’t forget to tune in on 19th May (See recent news post) – it’s likely to be at about 8-30 pm. Listen on www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk

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“Float like a Butterfly” now available as a direct download !

“Float like a Butterfly” can now be acquired in one of two ways. Either as a physical CD with its attractive and informative accompanying booklet from the “Contact” page as before. Alternatively the album is now available as a direct download in MP3 format for which please instead go to my “Download” page. Either way, I hope you very much enjoy the music and please if you can make a small donation to support the great work of “Cure Parkinson’s Trust”...

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Cure Parkinson’s Trust deadline extended !

The donation period has now been extended to 30th June 2019. The work of Cure Parkinson’s Trust has been brought to greater attention very recently with the broadcast on BBC2, of the two-part “The Parkinson’s Drug Trial: a miracle cure?”. It followed the highs and lows of the clinical trial of a potential Parkinson’s cure, by infusion into the participant’s brain of a growth factor known as GDNF which has the capacity to regenerate the cells. Certainly not just groundbreaking but also an absorbing and at times very...

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West Norfolk radio broadcast – 19th May 2019

Delighted to have arranged a feature on Jane Clayton’s live Sunday evening show on West Norfolk Radio on 19th May. The show is broadcast from 7 pm.  I shall be talking about “Float Like a Butterfly’ it’s making, current and future plans accompanied by playing of selected tracks. This particular programme will be broadcast from Great Massingham Village Hall. West Norfolk Radio can be listed to as it goes out via www.westnorfolkradio.co.uk . don’t forget to tune in !  It was also great to hear  “Fight brave and free” being played on CamFM...

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New music from Jo Ash and Anna Hester

2019 has seen the release of the first solo album by Jo Ash, who lent her considerable keyboard skills to “Float Like a Butterfly”  – “Constellations”, a delightful selection of 10 well-crafted songs, a strong vocal being accompanied by Jo’s unique piano style, some with the added dimension of haunting orchestration. An excellent album available via www.joashmusic.com. There there is Anna’s 4-track EP “Towards today” produced and musically assisted by another talented local artist, Dan Wilde. Anna has come up with some excellent...

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Tracks played on Cambridge 105 Radio

Pleased to report that both  “Louiville: and “Float like A butterfly ( title track ) were played on Les Ray’s Folk show on Cambridge 105 Radio on Monday 12th November as part of a showcase of “boxing” songs.  On Monday 26th Novemeber, on this same show ( 7pm to 9pm )  Les will be featuring a further track “Fight Brave and Free”.  It’s possible to listen in from anywhere at https://cambridge105.co.uk. The show is also aired on Blues and Roots radio which goes out to listeners in the USA, Canada and Ireland....

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Now supporting Cure Parkinson’s Trust

Following the ending of the period of support via all the kind donations made by those who have enjoyed “Float like a Butterfly” for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital which has seen the raising of £500 towards their great work, the project will now for the period to come be supporting Cure Parkinson’s Trust. The Trust is committed to funding research into treatments to address and, where possible, delay or even reverse the effects of Parkinson’s, a condition which Muhammad Ali grappled with for most of his adult life and which currently...

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Donation deadline extended

I have extended my current Just Giving page to the end of June meaning an extra two months for donations to benefit Great Ormond St Hospital and hopefully reach the specified target. The page can be found at http://www.justgiving.com/Michael-Judkins. All support, however modest, is much...

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Listen to the radio interview with Sue Marchant

Here is the link to my recent BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interview with Sue Marchant, which also features two of the songs, title track and “I still can see the man” – enjoy !...

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