We are delighted to announce that the Alkyona Quartet concerts postponed this year
have been rescheduled for November 2021
NOW RESCHEDULED for 2021
|Wednesday 17th November 2021||Strathearn Music Society|
|Thursday 18th November 2021||Aboyne Arts & Theatre Development Group|
|Friday 19th November 2021
||Classic Music Live! Falkirk|
|Saturday 20th November 2021||Ayr Music Club|
|Sunday 21st November 2021||Newton Stewart & District Music Club|
March 2020 Tours by Fitzroy Quartet and Maharaj/Degavino Duo are CANCELLED
It is with great regret that, in consultation with all the Music Clubs and Societies concerned, we have decided in the interests of everyone’s health and safety to cancel the two Tours commencing this week.
We very much hope to reschedule these concerts when we can.
The Concerts affected are those given by:
|Tuesday 17 March 2020||Perth Chamber Music Society|
|Wednesday 18 March 2020||Dundee Chamber Music|
|Thursday 19 March 2020||Aboyne Arts & Theatre Development Group|
|Friday 20 March 2020||Music Nairn|
|Saturday 21 March 2020||Helensburgh Music Society|
|Sunday 22 March 2020||Haddington Concert Society|
Flute & Piano Duo
|Wednesday 18 March 2020||Kirkcaldy Music Society|
|Thursday 19 March 2020||Inverurie Music|
|Friday 20 March 2020||Biggar Music Club|
|Saturday 21 March 2020||Ayr Music Club|
|Sunday 22 March 2020||Kelso Music Society|
Goats,rabbits,Highland cows,pheasants and even our first sighting of a family of Deer,following a Stag,gave us great excitement on our journey from Gairloch to Newtonmore yesterday.
We stopped at Inverness for lunch. Our firet time back in a city since this day last week! We ventured on in search of the Loch Ness monster, taking almost an hour to drive the length of the Loch. We didn’t realise quite how big it was, until seeing it up close. Coolto be in a place of Legend 🙂
Looked after by Roy when we got there, ww had a quick rehearsal and some delicious food before the concert. One of the young children from the Isle of Eigg had recommended our concert to her granny, and she was sat right up the front with a big smile. Afterwards, one lady described us as a “chorus of wondrous birds.”
We stayed in a really great B&B, looked after by Karen and Phil, who jumped in to help their friend out (the owner of the B&B). Wine last night with them and Roy, and a cooked breakfast this morning. Not bad, at all!
Last leg of the tour now, on our way to Edinburgh where we’ve managed to squeeze in a lunchtime recital at St. Giles Cathedral before all heading back to London. Thank you Tunnell Trust for an amazing opportunity. We’ve had a brilliant week!
From snow to sunshine, we thought we had escaped the heavy rain, but Scotland didn’t let us down 😉
Becoming experts in our technique for packing the car (bags and instruments galore with just enough space for us humans!), we headed on a bit of a longer, rainy journey yesterday from Skye to Gairloch (back on the main land), going even higher into the highlands. We had a little pit stop in a quaint little village called Plockton, right by the water, finding some cosy seats by the fire for a hot chocolate and some lunch.
The place mats gave us some entertainment! Can you figure them out?
Our rehearsal and concert venue was a church right on the water in a very quiet village called Altbea. We met Sarah from West Coast Arts, who made us tea and a lovely stew for dinner. She was delighted when the room filled up for the concert…. They even had to put out extra seating!
We’re now headed to Newtownmore, back down towards Edinburgh and looking forward to our 6th concert of the tour later.