Sunny Crowcombe Court wedding

Lovely summer wedding in sunny Somerset. @crowcombecourt . Special request for ‘Daisy Daisy’ in memory of Felicity’s gran. A chance to play my new arrangement of From this moment by Shania Twain. Lots of lovely feedback. Congratulations Felicity and Neil. Beautiful setting.

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Exe Valley Duo at Deer Park Hotel

Busy weekend. Sunday I joined Lucy and played as a string duo for a wedding ceremony and drinks reception at the very lovely Deer Park Country House . I transcribed 'Flowers' by sweet Female Attitude and we played it just before the ceremony. We played a stripped back version of 'Say you won’t let go' by James Arthur for the brides entrance. Lovely wedding at a beautiful venue. Nice to play as a duo.

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Mapperton House and Gardens intimate wedding.

Wow! What an amazing place to play. Love Mapperton House & Gardens I played for a small intimate wedding in the gardens and then played for the drinks reception and photos. Really enjoyed playing my new special arrangement of Paramore The only exception. Thank you for your lovely welcome. I had a great day.

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Back to Rockbeare!

Back to our second home today Rockbeare Manor. Always a lovely place to visit. Beautiful wedding as well in the Devon sunshine. We played 'Latch' by Sam Smith today during the signing of the register which is a really lovely song. We also played a slowed down acoustic version of 'Came here for love' which works so well for string quartet. Then we went outside into the garden house to play a range of pieces and songs for the drinks reception.

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St Elizabeth's House Hotel Plympton

Busy couple of days for the Exe Valley String Quartet. We played at another new venue for us in Plympton last Saturday. Lovely venue. We played for the drinks reception only today with a lot of requests for film music. We love playing the film themes and today we got to play lots, including Jurrasic Park, Star Wars, Gladiator and of course Toy Story. Great gig with lots of lovely feedback from an appreciative crowd. St Elizabeth's House

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Upton Barn and Walled Garden Collumpton

Lovely summer wedding with the Exe Valley String Quartet. A Thousand years, A million Dreams and I’m yours in the ceremony. Nice to try out some new arrangements today as well. Take my hand, Mardy Bum and cheap Thrills. All great new additions to our already extensive repertoire. New venue for us today. Beautiful and such lovely staff! @Uptonbarnandwalledgarden.

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Sunny Devon Wedding

Another lovely sunny Devon wedding. Slightly different gig today. Classical violin pre ceremony while the guests had a drink. Electric violin tunes for the post ceremony drinks. Kept it upbeat and lively! Lovely gig.

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Beautiful Coombe Lodge wedding in the sunshine.

Wow! What a beautiful venue @coombelodgeblagdon . Lovely summer wedding in the gorgeous sunshine. Full day today. Violin for the wedding ceremony and the drinks reception. This included the lovely A Thousand Years for the brides entrance and my new arrangement of signed sealed delivered by Stevie Wonder for the exit music. Then I moved onto piano to accompany the wedding breakfast. Great day at a beautiful venue.

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Fiddling on the farm. (Tuxton)

Lovely wedding reception at Tuxton Farm last Friday. I played a selection of popular songs and tunes on the electric violin while guests chatted, had a drink and even a bit of a dance!

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Lovely summer wedding on Blackpool Sands.

Beautiful day for a wedding at the Venus Cafe on Blackpool sands. Congratulations to Sam and Rich. A mixture of classical music and pop and rock hits while the guests relaxed on the beach. I played some new arrangements today including ‘you’re my best friend’ and ‘Love if my life’ by Queen and Beyoncé Crazy in Love! #musiciandevon #devonviolinist

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'A little chaos' for local wedding.

Nice local wedding today, this time with the Exe Valley Trio. We played for Kate and Ben's wedding in Cheriton Bishop. A really lovely ceremony that was spoken both in English and French. We played our own bespoke arrangement of the theme to 'A Little Chaos' which was very well received. We then went off to the local barn to play for the drinks reception (while the rains came)

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Race for Life Plymouth 2022

RACE FOR LIFE - PLYMOUTH 2022. Always a very special and highly emotional gig. Very rewarding and a lovely event to be invited to sing at. Well done to Plymouth Rockies and a few visiting Saltash Rockies as well. Great place to sing with lovely views. Thanks Harrison for the pictures.

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Summer Wedding by Haytor, Dartmoor.

Lovely summer wedding today with the Exe Valley string Quartet. We played at a new venue for us The Moorland Hotel which is up by Haytor on Dartmoor. Stunning views! Great to play the ‘you and me song’ again for the wedding party exit. Great song. Congratulations to Jade and Jordan.

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Playing in a Tee - Pee!

I had the pleasure of joining Exe Valley String Quartet and playing at the very beautiful Hareston Manor Weddings last Saturday. We even got to play in a tee-pee! We played 'At Last' for the entrance of the wedding party and 'You've got the love' for the exit. We also played a brand new arrangement of ' The Luckiest' by Ben Folds which is gorgeous!

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Double Gig Saturday!

Wow, what a Saturday!  I had the pleasure of playing on the beach at The Venus cafe Blackpool Sands for Fee and Simons wedding on Saturday. I played the Canon in D for Fee's entrance and then we rocked out to Mr Blue Sky which is a new piece in my repertoire.  I then drove a short distance to Ringmore by Bigbury to play at a suprise birthday party.  It was all very exciting as the birthday girl new nothing of the party or the fact that a violinist would be there to play her in.  Imagine her face when she walks into Sky full of stars by Coldplay! It was awesome! I then played a mixture of light jazz and classical favourites while the guests had a drink before dinner.

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EVSQ at Tawstock Court

Beautiful wedding today at the idyllic @TawstockCourt in North Devon. We played for the traditional church wedding. Canon in D for Lauren's entrance followed by Blinding Lights for the signing and our brand new arrangement of Beautiful Day by U2 for the exit of the bridal party. We then accompanied the champagne reception on the terrace with a selection of rock and pop favourites. Congratulations Lauren and Greg. #tawstockcourt #exevalleystringquartet

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Beautiful Ilfracombe Wedding

I never forget how lucky I am with my job. Today I played at @hotelsandycove with the sea in the background. Beautiful wedding with really lovely music choices. Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran for Megan’s entrance. Everything by Michael Buble for the signing and Best day of my life for the exit. Lovely families and a great venue. Lovely to work alongside Laura at again. she is awesome. #hotelsandycove

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Quartet wedding in a Marquee in a field.

Lovely wedding today just outside Exeter. Ceremony and drinks reception inside a marquee due to the poor weather. Lots and lots of classical music today including some opera excerpts which are so nice to play.

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Faure and Vivaldi Choral Concert

It was my pleasure to lead the orchestra in this choral concert in Crediton.  It was so lovely to play the Faure Requiem which is a delightful piece of music that holds many fond memories for me from my Conservatoire days.  After the interval we played Vivaldi's Gloria which is another great work. The choir was North Creedy Choral Society.  I really enjoyed playing in an orchestra.

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Spring wedding in Ilfracombe by the beach.

Fantastic spring wedding in Ilfracombe. Solo wedding at The Tunnels hotel overlooking the sea. Nice to play some unaccompanied Vivaldi. Long road trip for me but always worth it.

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