Tag: Commonwealth Day

The Duke of Edinburgh died today

We are all sad to hear that Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, died today. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family for their loss.

We have played for the Royal Family at many events over the past 33 years and met the Duke of Edinburgh on many occasions. Each occasion stays in your memory forever.

I include a photo taken in Westminster Abbey, at the most recent event where we played for the Duke of Edinburgh. As you can see he was very interested in the logo on Terry Noel’s Polo Shirt and Terry had to explain it is the Melodians Steel Orchestra’s logo.

Duke of Edinburgh wants to know whose logo is on Terry Noel’s Polo Shirt
The Melodians played outside Westminster Abbey as the guests arrived for the Commonwealth Day service in 2016

Covid 19

Our best wishes go out to all our supporters and we hope that everyone is well and coping with the current situation regarding Covid 19.

Unfortunately, we are not able to rehearse at the moment, as we are based in a school and are currently not able to access the school. Also, we were due to visit Oslo in June to play at the British Embassy for the Queen’s Birthday Party . Unfortunately, this has been postponed until next year.

We have other engagements booked that have not yet been postponed or cancelled so we are hoping that these will still go ahead at some time this year although the dates may change. Here are a few photos from our last engagement at Westminster Abbey in March.

An Observance for Commonwealth Day 2020 was held at Westminster Abbey, London, in the presence of HM The Queen and other members of the Royal family including the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The service was led by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle.

The Melodians Steel Orchestra play ‘Commonwealth Melody’. An Observance for Commonwealth Day 2020 was held at Westminster Abbey, London, in the presence of HM The Queen and other members of the Royal family including the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The service was led by The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle.
Terry Noel talking to Craig David at the After Show party.

Commonwealth Melody

The Melodians Steel Orchestra UK played at the Commonwealth Day Service in Westminster Abbey on 9th March 2020. They played a tune called Commonwealth Melody written for the Melodians by Robert Thompson of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago. There were many people at the ceremony from Trinidad and Tobago and they all enjoyed the tune from their home country. Her Majesty the Queen and many other members of the Royal family were there to be part of the service they all enjoyed the Melodians performance.