On Saturday, myself and Emma (viola) played for a wedding ceremony at St. Mary’s Church in Haddenham, situated on the Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire border. It was pleasant to return to this lovely church as we had performed two recitals here ...―
Last Sunday we played for a very local wedding at the Chartridge Conference Centre on the outskirts of Chesham in Buckinghamshire. We’ve performed here on several occasions so are familiar with the layout of the venue and always get a warm...―
On Friday, Ali and myself performed as a string duo (violin and cello) for a wedding reception and meal held at the Compleat Angler in Marlow. As the venue overlooks the Thames, the bridal couple arrived at the hotel by boat and disembarked as we...―
On Sunday, Julia and I travelled down to the other end of Buckinghamshire to perform as a string duo for a wedding held in Stoke Place, near Stoke Poges. We played a selection of contemporary and upbeat music at the request of the bride and groom ...―
Last Saturday, we returned to the splendid setting of Hedsor House in South Buckinghamshire, near the border with Berkshire. This is a lovely location, nearby to us and we have played there several times, both as a string quartet and a string duo...―
Occasionally we are asked by clients to accompany a singer performing a song at a wedding or partnership ceremony - the singer could either a friend of the couple or a professional wedding singer, booked for the occasion. ∙ With the string...―
This week, we received a telephone enquiry from a potential client who wanted to hire a string quartet for a wedding. When we spoke further, it emerged that she really only wanted 4 pieces of music playing for the event itself and after this, the...―
This wonderfully evocative melody is also known as ‘In Praise of Christmas’ or ‘The Praise of Christmas’. A version of this song dating from the early 17th century has the interesting title of ’A Pleasant Country New...―
Last night we returned once more to play a concert in St Giles Church, Cheddington. Half the proceeds from the concert were to go towards the upkeep of the Church, with the remainder going towards the Church Bell Restoration Appeal. As always, the...―
‘O Tannenbaum’ is a beautiful Christmas carol from Germany and although it is often translated as ‘O Christmas Tree’ a more accurate definition would be ‘O Fir Tree’. This evergreen tree has inspired many songs ...―
On Saturday, we performed as a string duo for a wedding held in St Mary’s Church, in the Old Town of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. We were situated to the right hand side of the altar and provided half an hour of music as guests arrived....―
This Saturday, the quartet were engaged to play for a wedding held at a venue which is very local to us - Notley Tythe Barn. We began by playing some music to create an elegant atmosphere as guests arrived. The Bride entered to Pachelbel’s...―
I love having raw quick things in the fridge for snacks. Want something sweet? It’s ...
The time is upon us to be tan and fit. I love this time of year. The best way to get ...
Crock pot cooking is perfect for anyone on the go go go! Well here is a great dinner that ...