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Emma Johnson is to the clarinet what James Galway is to the flute

Emma Johnson is to the clarinet what James Galway is to the flute

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Emma Johnson is to the clarinet what James Galway is to the flute

Out walking the dogs along the coastal path, watching the ferry head out into open water, an old familiar tune came into my head.

It was Acker Bilk's Stranger on the Shore, a clarinet standard from almost sixty years ago.

No wonder it had become an earworm. It was so popular, it spent 55 weeks in the charts.