リヴァプールでの生活を綴った日記。 Bits of this and that about my Liverpool life.


by e_rioblanco

Gig

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I went to Nini's gig on Wednesday (the 21st June) with friends. She used to play in a band, she said, but now she's on her own. She and Cay played in a small church called, St Bride's Church, in Catherine Street, which was build in 1830. It doesn't look like an traditional church at all. It's easily missed from the street. But it looks more like a mini Greek temple. The inside is very simple, but a pipe organ in this church is a very unique one. It really is a beautiful organ. It looks as if it's made of some kind of red clay and has painted patterns on. It's a shame I cannot show you a photo of the organ (I don't know why, but I'm having a difficulty getting photos up. It seems it's something to do with my Firewall settings).
I liked all of her songs, which are her original. I don't know what kind of music genres her music is, but she sings with an acoustic guiter and Cay harmonises with her sometimes with a flute. In all her songs, there is something sad and melancholic in music but at the same time something happy too. I liked the last song she sung (I forgot the name...) and another song called 'AIRPORT' the best. 'Airport' was a sad song but I liked the lyrics. It was raining before the gig and we were feeling a bit down, but we all felt so refreshed and relaxed when we left the church after the gig. It was a very pleasant experience to listen to friends's singing in a place like a church.
 21日水曜日、1830年に建てられた「セントブリッジ教会」という小さな教会にニニのギグを聞きにいってきました(以前はバンドで歌っていたらしいけど、今は一人で活動しているらしい)。外から見ると普通の教会に全然見えなくて、どちらかというとミニチュアギリシャの神殿という感じの造り。中もとてもシンプルなんだけど、オルガンがとても変わっていて、こんなオルガン初めて見たかも。遠かったのであまりよく見えなかったけど、鉄パイプではなく、赤土で作ったのかなぁと思わせる色合いのパイプに模様が描いてあって、とても印象的なパイプオルガンでした。写真を見せれないのが残念。
  ににの歌う音楽は、どの音楽ジャンルにはいるのかわたしにはまったくわからないけど、アコースティックギターを弾きながら、ケイのフルートと声にあわせて歌う。どの曲もすべてニーナのオリジナルだと聞いてびっくり。どの曲も幸せだけどなんとなくもの悲しい感じで、一番好きだなと思ったのは、最後に歌った曲(歌の名前を忘れてしまいました)と「空港」という曲。この曲は、なんだかとても悲しい歌だったんだけど、歌詞が気に入ってしまいました。ギグの前は雨がちらっと降っていたのだけど、とってもすがすがしい気分になって教会を後に。クラブとかバーでのギグじゃなくて、たまにはこういうところでのギグもいいなぁと思いました。
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by e_rioblanco | 2006-06-25 07:22 | music