Roy makes it a 100 not out as he accepts Peckover invitation to play their Bechstein

FENLAND’S own ‘Mr Music’ – veteran pianist Roy Habbin- clocked up a performance at his 100th venue with an impromptu recital in Wisbech.

Roy, of Maple Grove, March, took to the ‘stage’ inside Peckover House as he performed on the Bechstein Grand Piano in the library.

“A few weeks ago I decided to make a systematic search through my music reports with a view to compiling a list of all the venues I have played at either on piano or organ,” he said.

“When it came to working out the total I arrived at the figure of 99. As a cricket enthusiast I always dreamed of making a century but here I was just one away from 100 venues.” Roy phoned Peckover and the invitation to play was offered.

“My visit went down extremely well and I received many compliments from the long line of visitors entering the library,” he said.

Roy, who has since been invited back to Peckover, has in the past written two pieces for the Alan Norris Big Ban and, amongst 22 compositions, he’s written a hymn and a march for Project Trident and marches for the British Cardiac Patients’ Association and many other organisations.

He added: “My musical life has been a long and happy one and I am so grateful to the many people who have inspired me along the way.”

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