Music Matters

I have spent much of lockdown having a good look through my archives for interesting images for my website. As well as bringing back memories of a couple of decades' travelling with my cameras, browsing my hard drives and negatives has prompted thoughts about what we are all missing during the pandemic. This photograph, taken in Bakewell in Derbyshire a few years ago, reminds me how live music can transform a public space. I'm longing for the time when buskers return, and when we can enjoy folk music in pubs, orchestras in concert halls, and big stadium tours.