Thanks Matt and Kelly for inviting us to play for you at Guyers House, we were thrilled and privileged to be there. And huge thanks also to the staff at Guyers House who kept us fed and watered and were so kind.
...and we were just talking about some of our favourite venues. We've played at some wonderful venues this year and enjoyed performing for you all so much. Thanks to: Orchardleigh House, St Mary's and Lullington Churches, The Longhouse at the Mill on the Brue in Bruton both fantastic, idyllic, romantic settings. Also we've loved travelling a little bit further west, to Goathurst near Taunton where we played at both Halswell House (terribly grand) and Huntstile Organic Farm (a warm welcome and stunning garden, views and buildings). And further eastwards we've played at Lackham House and Guyers House, both near Corsham and both splendid venues. And we can't forget the amazing atmospheric Bradley House in Maiden Bradley which, only ten minutes drive away, is our nearest venue. We're hoping to visit Gants Mill in Bruton and Charlton House in the New Year. Roll on the Winter wedding season!
Fantastic rehearsal with Pee Wee last night. He is brilliant! We're working hard to keep up but it's great fun and it sounds wonderful, warm, sumptuous, delicious! We'll be performing three new arrangements: Autumn Leaves (by Azhaar), Little Sunflower and Georgia (both by Seona). Join us at Marston House - Sunday 18th October
Coming up this Sunday 18th October... we'll be playing at Marston House from 2pm, a couple of sets of our usual mixture and a special one-off performance with Pee Wee Ellis. All part of a Grand Tea Party and Charity Auction to raise funds for the Premature Baby Unit at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Tickets on the door I think!
We were back in Goathurst this weekend for a fantastic trio gig at Huntstile Organic Farm - a great venue - really welcoming and friendly. The cakes were pretty fantastic too. We've put together a completely new repertoire list for String Trio, it features some of our quartet favourites and lots of new including the Bach Double violin concerto, Sonatas by Corelli and Handel and three volumes of glorious Haydn trios.