Still waxing lyrical about the beautiful village of Lythe where Ensemble DeNOTE held its recent chamber music course (20-4 July) for keyboards and woodwinds.


(By the way, in the photo above, I’m NOT balancing a fire extinguisher on one finger – it’s an optical illusion…)

We’ve had so much good feedback from students and the small army of helpers on the ground who made this all happen so smoothly amid some glorious Yorkshire weather, that we’ve been busy building a website of our activities during the week, which you can view at         



I’ll be back in Lythe at St. Oswald’s for a concert on 18 August in the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival: Beethoven Clarinet Trio Op.11 with Jane Booth and Andrew Skidmore; and Mozart Gran’ Partita, arranged for Quintet by C.F. Schwencke (c.1805), in which Jane, Andrew and I will be joined by Marcus Barcham-Stevens and Mark Braithwaite.

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