Live music at Cala Pada beach today

March 18th, 2007 - 9:12 pm Posted in Cala Pada, ibiza, lost mountain orchestra | Comments (0)

There aren’t too many things you’d rather do than sit on a beach in march and listen to friends play live music while chatting to everyone else you know….

Ibiza in the off-season, when direct flights are as rare as hobby horse do dos, is a time to enjoy a lonely walk along a deserted beach, where the only footprints are likely to be your own.
And if this is your dream, you would have been heartbroken if you had chanced upon the beach of Cala Pada this afternoon.

The Brisa de la Mar restaurant employed the services of the Lost Mountain Orchestra, for no particularly good reason, and were booked to capacity days before the gig. Fortunately, it’s hard to fence off a beach here, as all are a public right of way, so even those of us too slow or arrogant to book got to see the show.

The band comprise two vocalists from the land of the valleys and male voice choirs. However their names are Mal and Katy – Katy is the one wielding the double bass. Charles, on the fiddle, hails from the New York Philharmonic, and recently took up the harmonica. Volker, the German guitarist is also the accomplished producer and brains behind the experiment. Their performance was superb, as ever, and they well deserve their noisy and numerous regular following. It’s little wonder that island restaurants are queuing up to book them…

Their encore was slightly compromised by the removal of Alister (who runs the very successful Friday night party – Empire – at the local night club, Guarana) to take a King Canute photo opportunity whilst asleep in a chair…

But everybody left smiling to muse upon another quiet afternoon in Ibiza…

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Alistair

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