A new start after 60: I had a dream about playing the trombone – so I became a musician at 72

More than 60 years after teaching herself the guitar, Noreen Davies woke one morning inspired to return to music. Now, she spends much of her free time jamming and gigging

Twelve years ago, Noreen Davies had a dream. In it, the artist and cafe owner, then 72, saw herself wielding an unusual instrument. “There was a jazzy tune on in the background and I was playing along on a trombone, bending the notes and having a great time,” she says. “When I woke up, I knew I had to learn it.”

She headed to her cafe in Leominster, Herefordshire, and had a meeting with her accountant. “At the end, I asked him if he knew anyone with a trombone I could try out and he said he had five! Turns out he played in a local brass band with his wife, so he ended up bringing one round to me, along with an old music book on the instrument, and that’s how it all started.”

Continue reading…

Powered by WPeMatico