Truly the weather god must love live music as he (or she?..) has given us three amazingly beautiful days on which to play music in the garden. First Madeleine’s solo recital last month – on the last day of the last heatwave. Then our jazz concert below – thanks to my meeting with Louise and her group on their log shortly afterwards. And finally a last minute get-in-before-the-rule-of-six lunchtime concert last Sunday with the Corran Quartet on the hottest September day in over a 100 years! (Of this more anon when I have downloaded the recording.)
But back to Louise and her group at the log.
You may remember that I came across them a few weeks ago on the log above the sports field on Hampstead Heath. So desperate were they to just play some music during lockdown that, for the last six weeks, they have been getting together on a Thursday and a Sunday afternoon, come rain or shine, just to jam – for their own pleasure or for that of anyone who happened to be passing. I thought they were great so we scheduled a gig in the garden for Wednesday the 9th September.
The weather forecast was not that brilliant and it had been seriously chilly so I went for baked potatoes and apple crumble (with the apples from my tree….) for supper afterwards. Indeed, I had even contemplated a hot toddy. But in the event, as I said, the weather god smiled up us and it was a relatively balmy evening.
Anyhow, here we all are, ready to roll – on our scaffolding stage!
And here they are in full voice! Log in to as much or as little as you fancy.
And here are the assembled company making short work of those baked potatoes!
If you want to hear more, check in to Louise’ site.
Corran Quartet, Mozart and Haydn very soon….