Here we are, at St. Michael and All Angels, Walthamstow! That's Mark Caudle in the middle, playing treble. When I first started playing on period instruments, over 40 years ago, Mark was the first baroque cellist I worked with. We have kind of grown up together in early music.
Between Mark and me is Louise Jameson, also playing treble. Louise hides her light under a bushel; not only London's top dog orchestral administrator, Louise is a fine playing musician too. Ilana Cravitz started the London Klezmer Quartet and wrote a book about klezmer violin playing. Ilana is playing tenor, on Mark's left. We all bow down to Reiko Ichise (on the right), Goddess of the Viol. Reiko is playing tenor viol too.
PHOTO Paul Tucker
This is a clip of us rehearsing in St. Michael and All Angel's in Walthamstow - filmed by Chris Hartland. Chris is mainly known as a very talented oboist and recorder player!
Last autumn we had the pleasure of taking our programme "Madigral, Dance and Fantasy" to the Festival Musica de Bunyola (Mallorca), in the lovely hall created from a former slaughterhouse by Tomeu Quetgles, whose vision it was.
We planned to play in Calais on March 29th; best laid plans and all that. Shucks.
London Viols will make a short recording that day instead. Looking forward to it!