Pip Eastop, Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Pip Eastop, hornplayer, teacher, horn, trumpet, jazz, sessions, London, soloist, orchestral, improvisation etc....

Posts tagged “bassoon

Richard Watkins in concert with Peter Gabriel’s New Blood Orchestra, Hop Farm Festival, June 2012

Richard Watkins in concert with Peter Gabriel's New Blood Orchestra, Hop Farm Festival, June 2012

Friend, colleague and icon of British hornplaying – Richard Watkins.
Here he is playing at a rock concert with Peter Gabriel and the New Blood Orchestra (in a muddy field in Kent).

You only get that golden halo if you’re really, really good!
The bassoonist in the background is Sarah Burnett – and she’s really, really good, too.


My wonderful Dad – instrument technician

In response to my previous post here, about Gale Lawson, my Mum sent me a photo of my Dad doing similar things in his similar workshop.

So, here he is – my wonderful Dad, Peter Eastop – back in 1998, healing a bassoon in his workshop. Soon after this his Parkinson’s got so bad that he couldn’t work any more and he had to shut down the workshop. Tragic.

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