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Monday, October 31, 2022


(Right: Richard Haslop)

Pieter Scholtz and friends invite audiences to another special evening in their Mondays @ 6 at St Clements programme with Richard Haslop on November 7, 2022.

Five years ago (December 2017), Durban music luminary Richard Haslop entertained, engaged and enlightened us with a “show, tell and play” he called The Weirdest Music I Ever Heard.

This time multi-talented musician, music guru and raconteur will do something similar with a different theme: The Blues had a Baby and they Named it Rock ’n Roll.

A practicing attorney with a focus on human rights, labour law, arbitration and industrial relations), he is a multi-instrumentalist, music reviewer, radio personality and one of South Africa's leading experts on blues and roots music.

Instruments he can play?*

“Guitar (mainly slide guitar), dobro, Weissenborn, lap steel, mandolin, bouzouki, dulcimer, tin whistle, a bit of banjo and some other stringed stuff – I have a fiddle, a ngoni (from Mali) and an anandi (from India), which are projects for further investigation. I also have a piano that I’m unlikely ever to get to in any acceptable way.” (This from a Richard Haslop interview with Billy Suter)

Haslop has written about music for national and international publications for more than 30 years; presented a number of seriously eclectic music shows on SAfm; lectured courses on the history of popular music at UKZN Music Department; given talks, lectures and presentations at a number of festivals and conferences in SA and overseas; played (those*) musical instruments, solo and in a variety of aggregations (for more than 40 years).

He is a former president of the South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) and has acted as a judge in the Labour Court of South Africa on a number of occasions.

Bookings limited to diners in support of St Clements restaurant and staff. (They stay open especially for these shows). Be there in time to order before the performance. If you wish to dine after the presentation, place your order before 18h00.

Please cancel if you book then cannot make it as the venue often closes booking due to space constraints.

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road. Mondays @ Six run between 18h00 and 19h00. Table bookings are essential on 031 202 2511.

There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters. When the donations box is passed around, a minimum of R50 per person is suggested. The show will most likely be indoors.