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Bach Marathon

2011 November 12
by Michael Morrisey

Nearly 200 people called in to see Ian Tyas, editor/owner of Saltburn’s monthly magazine Talk of the Town play Bach on a grand piano at the community theatre last Saturday.

More than £2,000 was raised, mostly in donations, to keep the magazine going. Saltburn Rotary Club helped with a raffle. Businesses throughout Saltburn, East Cleveland and Marske gave prizes.

Three members of the theatre audience sat throughout the four-hour performance which included only two five-minute breaks.

A grateful Ian Tyas said that his hands still hurt two days after his “Bach busk.” He said the money raised would pay for printing one issue of the magazine, which is distributed free to 4,500 homes mostly in Saltburn.