And it goes without saying that Shirley and the family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
Thursday, 15 December 2011
R.I.P. Les Hannan
I can't quite believe I have another RIP to publish within a month of the last one. We were totally shocked to hear that Les died suddenly today. He was conducting last night at the Optic Centre and seemed his usual witty self. Last Friday he was compering the concert in Rhyl Town Hall, and keeping everyone entertained with his church noticeboard jokes. He was a very talented musician, having conducted the Salvation Army Songsters when he lived in Bradford, as well as having played cornet for Black Dyke Band. He was a great asset to Beulah Brass, having played cornet, baritone and latterly solo horn, besides being associate conductor, standing in when "Big Jim" was not available. Sadly, we never did manage to play "Over the Rainbow" well enough to accompany him properly. A true gentleman, always quiet and polite, but with a very dry sense of humour. God Bless you Les, we will miss you.