Scholfield-Clarke Duo – Ayr Music Club, 10th February 2024

Another fantastic day touring yesterday, starting with the train ride back down from Inverurie – accompanied by huge numbers of rugby fans on their way to the six nations at Murrayfield! Four (somewhat lively) trains later, we found ourselves back in Glasgow for a short rest before the drive down to Alloway for our evening concert with Ayr Music Club.

Our venue for the evening was Alloway Parish Church Halls, an intimate space set up with tables – cabaret style! As we warmed up in the space there were some beautiful skies over Ayr and Alloway, much better than the sleet and snow we had up north on Friday! Later on after the concert the sky was extremely clear, and once we got back to our digs for the evening we got a chance to see the sky lit up with stars (sadly very difficult to photograph!).

     

After rehearsal we were treated to some more delicious food from a local hotel, and had a chance to rest before getting ready for the second performance of the weekend.

We had another very enjoyable concert together sharing our ‘Red, White and Blue’ programme with the local crowd, and speaking to Ayr Music Club members. We were privileged to be their first classical saxophone feature, and it was great to be able to introduce them to lots of new and exciting repertoire – we had many comments from listeners about the surprising versatility of the saxophone!

    

We are looking forward to our third Tunnell Trust sponsored performance tonight in Helensburgh, our sixth and final concert of the ‘Red, White and Blue’ tour!

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