No I do not - curiousity sattisfied? My thoughts and concerns lie with the ridicule facing Northumbrian piping and the child herself as a consequence of publicity and unheeded advice.
> Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 16:05:00 +0200 > To: email@example.com > From: i...@gretton-willems.com > Subject: [NSP] Re: Re: > > > Just a tiny question, Lisa. You don't happen to have a child of your own who > enters NSP competitions, do you? Just curious. > > Cheers, > > Paul Gretton > > -----Original Message----- > From: lisa ridley [mailto:lisaridley6...@hotmail.com] > Sent: 13 April 2009 11:45 > To: helen.ca...@paradise.net.nz; pipers list > Subject: [NSP] Re: Re: > > Apologies, I was under the impression that the pipers list was a forum > for self expression and discussion. I was not aware there was a > required censorship in case "the truth" about these pretenders reaches > the "public" domain. > The Newcastle Journal is a publication with a weekly circulation of 289 > 000, and hence a VERY public forum, and I doubt this reporter stumbled > upon this story herself but rather that it was fed to her. The > Bellingham show is also a public event and I have witnessed first hand > the attempts by the child's family to compromise the integrity of the > competition by niggling at the judges and making loud stage whispers > from the audience "you were the best - you would have won if it he > (Chris Ormston) hadn't been judging". I'm told that Adrian Schofield > was given an even more torrid time the previous year. Such behaviour > is not worthy of our support. > > LR > > > Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:48:33 +1200 > > To: lisaridley6...@hotmail.com; firstname.lastname@example.org > > From: helen.ca...@paradise.net.nz > > Subject: [NSP] Re: > > > > I have often been misquoted in the press, to my embarrassment. I > think we > > need to be very careful not to be seen to be unsupportive in the > public eye, > > and this is after all a relatively public list. > > Helen > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > From: "lisa ridley" <lisaridley6...@hotmail.com> > > To: <email@example.com> > > Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 6:59 AM > > > > > > > > > > I'd like to share with you all some quotes from an article in the > > > Newcastle Journal newspaper about Jessica Lamb. The paper has an > > > article entitled "school girl piper Jessica a star in the making" > > > > > > I picked them up and within no time at all I was playing a tune." > > > I could play by ear and I just took to them straight away. From > there I > > > got better and better and now Im so proud of myself. Im brilliant > and > > > Kathryn Tickell has high hopes for me." > > > > > > Some of you may be aware of this 14 year old precocious nay > > > dillousional child. This is the child who has been repeatedly given > > > feedback by pipers who ARE brilliant and has ignored it; year on > year > > > she has had the same feedback yet listening to the video attached > to > > > the article is still ignoring it. Chris Ormston & Adrian Schofield > have > > > both given this girl advice but clearly she feels she knows better > than > > > those who are recognised by us all as true masters of the pipes. > This > > > girl has a long,long way to go before she can claim to be > "brilliant". > > > > > > > > > The comments of her mother (the typical pushy mother) show where > the > > > girl gets it from - "Jessicas mum Catherine Lamb, 42, a nursery > nurse, > > > said: As soon as Jessica picked up the Northumbrian pipes she was a > > > little genius. She could play a tune straight away. We just knew > she > > > was going to be fantastic at it, she was a natural."" > > > > > > > > > The absurdity of the whole article is summed up by the papers > > > suggestion that the northumbrian pipes were an unknown instrument > until > > > K Tickell came on the scene..................sums up their naiivety > > > really! > > > > > > > http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2009/04/11/ > > > schoolgirl-piper-jessica-a-star-in-the-making-61634-23362451/ > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > LR > > > > > > > > > > > > __________________________________________________________________ > > > > > > Share your photos with Windows Live Photos Free. Try it Now! -- > > > > > > References > > > > > > 1. > > > > http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2009/04/11/sch > oolgirl-piper-jessica-a-star-in-the-making-61634-23362451/ > > > 2. http://clk.atdmt.com/UKM/go/134665338/direct/01/ > > > > > > > > > To get on or off this list see list information at > > > http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html > > > > > __________________________________________________________________ > > Windows Live Messenger just got better. Find out more! -- > > References > > 1. http://clk.atdmt.com/UKM/go/134665230/direct/01/ > > __________________________________________________________________ Share your photos with Windows Live Photos Free. Try it Now! -- References 1. http://clk.atdmt.com/UKM/go/134665338/direct/01/