Just today I came across a postcard I wrote to my father from France in 2001. It contains an interesting liturgical comment. "We were at mass in the basilica in Lourdes where a priest from Morcambe in Lancashire accompanied the hymns with a banjo- a bit like George Formby, I thought." I had quite forgotten the experience but have not been moved to return to Lourdes since. I fail to conceive how anyone could possibly consider that kind of musical accompaniment appropriate at Mass.