Tag Archives | Cambridgeshire

Duo wedding violin and cello music at Orton Hall Hotel, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Orton Hall Hotel is one of the best wedding venues in Peterborough, so we were delighted  when our string trio was invited to play wedding music here again a couple of weeks ago.   We performed for  three hours during drinks and the wedding breakfast, moving from the conservatory – which is light and airy […]

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Wedding receptions and ceremonies in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire: Kimbolton Castle, Cambridgeshire

A few days ago our string violin duo played for a wedding reception at Kimbolton Castle in Cambridgeshire: a magnificent  venue with superb architecture and a fascinating history. It was formerly the home of Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife, and in 1615  was bought by Sir Henry Montagu, a royalist who was one […]

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Wedding ceremonies and receptions in Cambridgeshire: Castle Farm Guesthouse, Fotheringhay

Last week our string duo played for a wedding ceremony and reception in the beautiful village of Fotheringhay in Cambridgeshire. The weather was extremely hot and the venue was lovely with a huge garden leading down to the River Nene. We played outside the whole time, starting in a gazebo close to the marquee at […]

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Wedding ceremonies and receptions in Cambridgeshire: Bassmead Manor, St Neots

Last week our string duo  played for a wedding reception at Bassmead Manor. It was the second time we’d played here in a week and it’s no surprise it’s popular: it’s an exceptionally pretty venue in the middle of the peaceful Cambridgeshire countryside with a lovely garden. The restored barns are on the site of […]

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Wedding receptions and ceremonies in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire: Bythorn Church and Bassmead Manor

Yesterday our string trio played for a wedding ceremony and reception in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. The wedding took place  in the charming medieval church of Bythorn, Northamptonshire  – where the groom had grown up – and the flowers were  arranged  to give an informal countryside feel and complemented the venue beautifully.   The couple had […]

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Wedding quartets in Cambridgeshire

Last Saturday our string quartet played for a wonderful family wedding in Cambridgeshire. The ceremony had taken place in the local church and the wedding couple then arrived at the  garden of the bride’s family home by boat. As the bride  stepped on land we played her chosen piece: Meditation by Massenet. The garden was […]

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Wedding ceremonies and receptions in Cambridgeshire

Last week our wedding string quartet played for a  reception at the home of the bridegroom’s parents – a beautiful house in Cambridgeshire. There were around 100 guests and we were booked to play for three hours to accompany drinks and the wedding breakfast. A spacious marquee had been set up in the garden and […]

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Fedora Strings’ New Wedding String Quartet Member

We’re happy to welcome a new member to  our wedding string quartet: Amanda Lipman Amanda studied in London and Paris before returning to the UK to work with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and BBC Radio Orchestra and she has her own string ensemble chamber music group. She’ll be joining us for wedding quartet concerts in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, […]

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String Ensemble Playing in Cambridgeshire

Last Sunday Fedora Strings’ violinist – Roger Stimson – and myself  led the violin and cello sections of the City of Peterborough Youth Ensemble ( CPYE) in a concert of string orchestral music in Cambridgeshire. It reminded me of what a marvellous experience string orchestral playing can be. The repertoire is superb and every member […]

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Business events and parties in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire: The Old Bridge Hotel, Huntingdon

Last night we played classical string ensemble music for an exclusive evening business event at The Old Bridge Hotel in Huntingdon. We set up in the bar and as soon as we started played realised that the acoustics were excellent.  Initially the chairs they had offered us were a problem as the seats dipped in […]

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