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Concert at Newport Congregational Church on Saturday 9th November

posted 15 Nov 2013, 12:03 by Clive Rickards   [ updated 4 Jan 2014, 02:45 ]
Dear Mr Rickards,


                            I thought I'd e-mail you to say how much my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the concert last night (9.11.2013) that your IOW Scottish Fiddlers gave at Newport Congregational Church. It was wonderful to see the other eight members of your 'nonet' respond to your enthusiastic direction and how well everybody played their violins, flutes (and piccolo), accordions and piano. Please say 'thank-you very much' to all of them and also to the lady who introduced the items and sang the two songs. The free performances that you all give for good causes, I know, is greatly valued all over the island and beyond.


                            I, myself, really enjoyed all the music that you played, especially Red House - which as an avid English Country Dancer, teacher and Barn Dance Caller, I know extremely well (it is one of my favourites), the Duke of Perth's Reel, Three Rumanian Tunes and Peter's Peerie Boat (which I'd never heard before). I also greatly love classical music (especially music from the 18th and early 19th Centuries - Handel, Joseph Haydn, Salieri, Hummel, Ries, Vanhal and Anton Rejcha, to name but a few of the many composers whose music I love) and I have well over 6,000 CDs in my collection. I have also 50 English Country Dance CDs - including much Playford. My wife loves traditional Jewish, Messianic and Klezmer music and she is a very enthusiastic Israeli Dancer.


                            Hopefully, we'll be coming along to more of your concerts in the future, especially if they are in the Newport area - as we don't have a car. In the meanwhile, thank-you once again for the lovely concert that you gave. It was truly and greatly appreciated.


                                                                          With kind regards,


                                                                                              Chris Broughton.