Traditional Music Tour Feedback

Item Posted: Thursday 17th June, 2004

‘The musicians gave an informative yet fun packed lecture at Lochgilphead Primary School. Both Anna-Wendy and James showed a subtle understanding of how to engage a young audience. The lively tunes will surely be long remembered by the children.
Ardrishaig Halls was the evening venue for a quite superb recital…James’ accompaniments were original, sensitive and supportive to the fiddling. His Marquess of Huntley set showed clearly what a fine soloist he is, with lightning fingers and a great sense of rhythm… Anna-Wendy’s playing can only be described as outstanding- not only for its virtuosity, but also for the sensitivity and musicianship which was always in evidence.
Her own compositions speak with an original and eloquent voice and the commentary and anecdotes which separated the sets were highly appreciated and at times most amusing.
The concert was sponsored by Live Music Now, Scottish Power and Loch Fyne Oysters.

JBH, CAMPBELTOWN COURIER 4.6.04

FEEDBACK ON THE CONCERT FROM

LOCHGILPHEAD SCHOOL

‘ I would recommend them to everybody’
‘ Everybody enjoyed it and you will to’
‘..wonderful tunes. It made me feel very relaxed’
‘ the concert was amazing’
‘ I didn’t think it would be any good but it was.. Anna Wendy played the beautiful sound of the fiddle and how James played the perfect sound of the pianow it was fantastic’
‘I liked your music. It was funky. It was cool’
‘it was fab music and I loved it. I hope to see you again soon’
‘I had lots of fun clapping and humming’
‘Anna you were amazing I used to play the fiddle but wasen’t as good as you I had only been playing for 2 years’
‘Some of the songs were about battles one was the theme of Ballamory and others were dance music’
‘The music made people want to dance’
‘I especially liked the fiddle player..she was very talented. The keyboard player was also very, very good
‘Some people thought it was going to be very boring they changed their minds at the beginning of the concert’
‘Her.. fingers moved faster than a cheetah. When I heard she was on Ballamory I was gob smacked. James moved his whole body. It got you right into it’
‘The music was very catchy and felt like you wanted to dance’
‘ I thought it would be boring and I would fall asleep in my chair...It was very good music though. It might have been better if the two people shaking their heads got up and danced’
‘ One day I would like to play the fiddle or the piano, they both look really fun to play’
‘How many schools have you been to? It must be really nice to see all the young faces. The music was really smooth some of it sad but some of it was happy and jolly’
‘the people behind me were crying at sad songs and were laughing at the lady dancing in her chair’
‘Anna- Wendy I think you played excellently it was the best music I have heard in a long time. James I think you are really good at playing the piano. I had a great time’
‘I’ve never seen anything better’


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