The Magic of Music - Martha Hill
What does music mean to you?
Music connects people. It can make total strangers feel they are part of something together, or put you in touch with a feeling you didn’t know you had. It’s a human expression that predates language and supersedes culture, politics and differences. The right song at the right time can change everything.
What is your favourite music memory?
Family camping in Dumfries when I was about 9, lying on the ground in a blanket looking at the stars and listening to a family friend singing and playing an old English folk song “Geordie” on her guitar. Was magic.
What is your hope for music in the North East in 2021?
That it finds a way to push forward and continue in spite of the lack of importance placed upon it by the establishment. That it continues to connect people and help people.
What is your favourite Christmas song or carol?
Good King Wenceslas… what a banger.