A half way gig

12. February 2014 Concerts, Photos 0
A half way gig
The quartet were back at Queens’ college this week (note that I’ve now been instructed in the proper placement of the apostrophe – there were two Queens!).  We’ve previously played for fellows’ events, a garden party, a May ball and provided incidental music for a show at the college so it was good to be ...

A busy Christmas

12. February 2014 Concerts, Photos 0
A busy Christmas
I realise I’m a little late writing this up, but I thought I’d share some of the activities the quartet got up to over the Christmas period.  In the run up to the festive season we’d been expanding our Christmas repertoire (mostly due to a slew of great new arrangements from Maria) to the point ...

A night at the movies

01. July 2013 Concerts, News, Photos 0
A night at the movies
We’re very sorry to have to report that Angela will be phasing out her commitments with the quartet over the next couple of months, as she’s now moved away from the area.  We’re on the lookout for a permanent new member, but in the mean time we’ve been very happy to welcome David Budd who ...

Promenading to the ball

22. June 2013 Concerts, Photos 0
Promenading to the ball
It’s May ball time again! The quartet were playing at two balls this year, and in contrast to last year we managed to arrange it so that they were on different nights this time. Our first outing was the Queens’ May Ball.  We’ve never played at Queens’ before and this was particularly exciting for Maria ...

Our Mini-Marathon

22. June 2013 Concerts, Photos 0
Our Mini-Marathon
The quartet were very happy to participate in a ‘Musical Marathon’ organised in aid of Waterbeach Guides. The event was held in the Grafton Shopping Centre in Cambridge and the idea was that musicians of all levels would take it in turns to play in short slots throughout the day to provide a diverse assortment ...

Mud and Puddings

25. July 2012 Concerts, Photos 0
Mud and Puddings
St Mary’s Church in Depden is a quintessentially British story.  Many years ago when the church sold off the adjacent vicarage they didn’t realise that they were also selling off the right of way to the only road leading to the church.  Several years and many lawyers later and the village find themselves with a ...

A week of pain, murder and monotony

24. June 2012 Concerts, Photos 0
A week of pain, murder and monotony
In amongst the party atmosphere of May week, one of the other traditional events is an outdoor theatrical production performed by BATS, a Cambridge theatrical society.  This year their production was Albert Camus’ version of Caligula which was set in the delightful surroundings of Cloister court in Queen’s college. A few weeks before the performance ...

A brace of balls and a night in the cells

24. June 2012 Concerts, News, Photos 0
A brace of balls and a night in the cells
May ball season has arrived again and for a week in early June the centre of Cambridge is transformed into a series of outlandish and extravagant events.  This year the Quartet had been booked to play at two balls at St Catharine’s college and Clare College.  By an unfortunate coincidence both of these events fell ...

A busy Diamond Jubilee weekend

19. June 2012 Concerts, Photos 0
Over the long bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee the quartet had been booked to play at three events over three days. The first was a community festival on the Haslingfield recreation ground. The whole village turned out and there was a wide variety of stalls, games, food and musical entertainment. Although the ...

Busking for Cancer Research

27. September 2011 Concerts 0
The quartet were busking in Cambridge this evening, raising money for Cancer Research UK’s busking cancer campaign. The group set up in a lovely spot next to the mill pond on the Cam, right in the middle of Cambridge.  We were fortunate that a lovely warm Tuesday evening meant that there were plenty of people ...