Music at September’s market

Music comes to the Market

We are sometimes asked about providing entertainment at the Market. We’ve been listening so at Sunday’s market there will be music. So if you like it (or even if you don’t) let us know.

First up is quartet High Standards playing jazz standards with panache and polish. Clarinettist Howard Fletcher says that they are new group of accomplished musicians who got together to enjoy playing the hits of the 1940s and 1950s.

He adds “If audiences leave saying “I had forgotten how wonderful these tunes were ….’, then we will have succeeded!” They have two sets at 10.30 and 12.30pm.

Sandwiched between them are Lila Chrisp and Ellie Pryde. They are six-form students at local schools, who have been playing clarinet together since they were aged six and are now regulars in the Thames Valley Youth Orchestra. The duo will be offering an infectious range of music either written or transcribed for wind instruments.

Lila and Ellie were discovered busking at Kew Gardens station by a member of the Market committee who suggested that they be booked.

Lilla & Ellie

If you know of musicians who think we should approach to perform at the Market let us know. They should be local and to play music that lends itself to performance in the open air.

There are a couple of new stalls this month. Just Desserts who make sweet patisseries and tarts as you might find in France, so expect something that look too good to eat. But don’t let that stop you!

And Botanic Healthcare will be selling a range of vegetable-based soaps, candles and beauty products. They tell us that they take a leaf out of nature’s book and keep their creations simple but very effective by sourcing the purest ingredients to go into all their skin care products.

The Market takes places this Sunday (the 2nd) between 10am and 2pm in Station and Royal parades, Kew.

Forthcoming markets are on 7 October, 4 November and 2 December.

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