Saturday, February 04, 2012

Lift the Lid - piano open hour in Lisburn Library every third Saturday

Poster for Lift the Lid piano open hour in Lisburn Library

Strains of piano music lilted across Lisburn Library this afternoon as Littl'un and I were in changing her books.

Every third Saturday afternoon, for an hour at 2pm, librarian Ray Robinson organises a Lift the Lid piano open hour up on the second floor of Lisburn Library. Members of the public - old and young - sit around and take a turn at playing a short piece on the library's baby grand piano.

This week had a 5 year old beginner, accomplished teens and twenty year olds, a mother, and some more mature performers with a liking for jazz. There was even a cellist. And if you don't play - or you're shy - it's ok to just sit and listen.

Lift the Lid isn't listed on the Library NI website. But if Ray's rota remains regular, the next afternoon of tinkling the ivories will be Saturday 25 February at 2pm. And if you want to be sure, give him a ring on (028) 9266 9345 and he'll confirm the date.


Graeme said...

Is singing allowed?

Alan in Belfast (Alan Meban) said...

If you can play the piano at the same time, I'm sure it would count!!

Anonymous said...

We have a new PA system,I will wheel it out this Sat, 25th. Welcome to sing and play.
Ray Robinson

Alan in Belfast (Alan Meban) said...

Thanks Ray. Hope it goes well. It's a brilliant idea. And thanks for doing the interview last time.