Alywn Dow

Alywn Dow

My name is Alywn Dow with people knowing me as Olly Dow in the music community.(Listen to my CD on the Musician Page). Just because I have two names doesnt make me a Jekyll and Hyde does it, or does it? Mum named me Alywn after a young welsh lad who lived next door when I was born in London during the war.'He was such as angel, such a sweet boy,' she used to say when I didn't live up to the mark.... Read More

Author

Author

I've finally become an author in my 'third age.'and yes I have participated in U3A activities over the years, both as a lecturer in History and in Jazz, but also as a student of watercolours. My forays into writing have included 'creative writing' courses but I found them anything but, Before embarking on my novels I had written some short stories for my grandchildren, and also tried my hand at poetry... Read More

Musician

Musician

One of the first questions people ask me wheim I'm out and about is, 'How did you get into Jazz and why are you called Olly?'The answers to both questions is the same, 'Serendipity' I reply. 'It just happened one day, out of the blue, you might say.' It all came about like this. I was on my way home from school one day (aged about 13) when I heard such a sound of a trumpet as I'd never heard before.... Read More