Celebrating in Somerset

This is how to celebrate National Music Libraries Day!!

IAML (UK & Irl)

Last Saturday 7th February 2015 saw Somerset Performing Arts  Library celebrate National Music Libraries Day. With a full day’s programme it was our best yet.

Julie Dunn leading a "Sing for fun" workshop. Julie Dunn leading a “Sing for fun” workshop.

We started the day with our ever popular “Sing for fun” workshop, run by local jazz singer/pianist/composer/teacher Julie Dunn (www.juliedunn.co.uk). The library rang to a great sound as they learnt the art of choral singing with a selection of popular and jazz songs.

The Puddletown duo - Jenny Hansford and Chris Hutchings. The Puddletown duo – Jenny Hansford and Chris Hutchings.

Chris Hutchings with a quick change of instrument. Chris Hutchings with a quick change of instrument.

Up next were the Puddletown Duo with a recital of Baroque and traditional pieces. The space was packed with a variety of friends, family, colleagues and enthusiastic library users to watch Jenny Hansford on keyboard and our own staff member the multi-talented Chris Hutchings on violin, baritone saxophone and accordion, with the odd keyboard solo thrown in.

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