Fiddle and piano
I couldn’t resist getting my camera out when I noticed the way the light was falling on this fiddle and piano recently. It was a quiet moment after a party – and what a fantastic party is was. Being serenaded by theramin is something that will stay with me for a while! I’m lucky to be part of an active community of musicians who regularly seem to have some sort of social gathering in the calendar. This one was to celebrate a friend’s 60th birthday – the event itself had thoughtfully been planned to fall on my own birthday, which happened to be at the weekend. It was a cracking evening, with the New Rope String Band playing a memorable gig, and followed by plenty of shared music into the wee small hours.
A few of us were having a quiet tune or two in the morning when I noticed the sunlight light falling on my fiddle with the piano behind.
Update – 10th November 2012
This photo is now one of four card designs which I have had printed. The cards will be on sale at the stalls at the Scots Fiddle Festival (16th-18th November) in Edinburgh.
Last night I went to take photos at the Usher Hall at the Concert for Trees. It was a big fundraising event, with a phenomenal number of people involved, including a large 130-strong community choir, which had been brought together specially for the performance.
I was in the hall during the afternoon, taking photos of various singers, dancers and musicians as they did their final preparations for the concert. The choir were onstage for a while, checking their seating arrangements, and having a final run through a couple of their songs. during a brief lull, a friend who was singing in the choir sat down at the grand piano onstage and started playing it. It was a real surprise to a lot of folk who didn’t know she played. And she played beautifully!
Steinway piano keyboard
Thanks to Isobel for suggesting this gallery title!