My European Musical Heritage

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My European Music Heritage. My great Grandfather Albert Parkes and his three sons Cecil, Kingsley and Milton had a profound effect on the Australian musical scene between 1900 to 1940.   Cecil is the older brother of concert pianist Milton (My grandfather) and youngest brother Violinist Kingsley.   Before arriving in Australia My Great Grandfather Albert […]

Why Spanish Guitar and what Paco Pena asked me on Tour?

Albert Parkes, Cecil Parkes, Milton Parkes

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Why do I play Spanish Music? Some of you may wonder if I have any Spanish blood in me because I perform Spanish Music.  As it turns out my Great Grandfather Albert Parkes was of Spanish origin, a generation before, on both his mother and father’s side, according to his wife’s sister, Lillian.  Perhaps this […]

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