Thank you for all the comments about the PA. We decided earlier this year that the PA (and the interval music!) was an integral part of the Julie Ellison "show", and I am always grateful to organisers who allow us the flexibility to change their normal club practice to accomodate this.
I'm pleased it worked for everyone on the night.
Incidentally, the 'Slow & Fast tune' of Julie's is her version of 'Romanza' (or 'Romance'). Her version is appropriately titled 'Ragtime Romance'. The version she played at Market Rasen is actually a new arrangement, playing the first half of the tune using tremelo rather than straight arpeggio. This was the very first time she had played that arrangement in public. I was quite suprised when she started playing it that way!
Just to add to Les' comment about being there from 5 to 12:30. Les came over early to make sure the heating was on for us while we set up the PA. He didn't have to do that but we were so grateful he did. His attention to detail does him credit.
Similarly, he didn't have to stay until we had packed away, but he did. He is a gent.
Hope Inge is much better very, very soon.