Page 3, 20th February 1981

20th February 1981
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Page 3, 20th February 1981 — FOUR BEATS TO THE BAR

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CONSTANTLY changing his tune — that's Matt Elwell, the musical maestro from Sedgley in Staffordshire, who divides his playing time between the church and the pub.

Thirty seven years as organist at St Chad's. the town's Catholic Church, hate given 52-year-old Matt plenty of time for sober reflection. Rut he's spent almost as long leading the singalongs at the pub across the road called, optimistically, The Good Intent, where reflection is of a different sort. And he's equally at home in both, as these pictures show.

"The priest knows where to find me," said Matt last week. "Many a time he's fetched me from the pub to play at a wedding. He doesn't mind as long as I'm sober when I play the organ!" And the priest at St Chad's, Fr George Tarrant, is obviously equally happy with the arrangement. "I've no objection to Matt playing in the pub," -he said. 'It keeps him in practice."

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