About Warwickshire where our live musicians perform
Classical (e.g. String Quartets), Pop (e.g. Party Bands), Jazz (e.g. Jazz Quartets), Folk (e.g. Ceilidh and Barn Dance Bands
Towns, cities and regions, such as Warwickshire have an influence on the style of music, whether it is the 'English Countryside' feel of Vaughan Williams, the strength of Elgar's Victorian Malvern, or the skirl of Northumbrian Pipe tune.
Warwickshire conjures up countryside images of an undulating farming landscape with mature hedgerows and an abundance of woodland and leafy lanes. Attractive red brick is a common building material typical of many villages and farmhouses and is even seen in much older timber framed Tudor buildings. Warwickshire is perhaps most famously known for Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and the countryside round about is undoubtedly beautiful, particularly along the willow edged river Avon. Our musicians have often played in Shakespeare Trust properties, and other venues in the region. But there is much more to Warwickshire than Stratford-upon-Avon and most of the county can offer locations for very pleasurable walking, although the south has the edge. Warwickshire's area extends from north to south in the region of 50 miles and is approximately 34 miles wide. It has three major rivers, which are the Avon, Leam and Tame. Dairy-farming and sheep have been important, and flax has been grown. A wide range of manufacturing industries include ribbons, gauzes, other silk fabrics and thread, the main centre for these being Coventry; hardware, cutlery, steam engines and firearms, particularly in Birmingham; and toys and glass.
Warwickshire is synonymous with Shakespeare, and Shakespeare with the music of the lute and other instruments of the period. We have several musicians and music groups who perform authentic music from the period, but often later classical music played by a string quartet is a more popular compromise. Modern day Warwickshire is just as likely to have party bands , function bands & covers bands performing. jazz bands were of particular interest to Prince Charles at the penultimate Royal Show. As everywhere in the UK ceilidh bands are always popular.
Our string quartets in warwickshire have played at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and stately homes throughout Warwickshire. jazz bands in warwickshire have played at the royal show and for private events. A strong tradition of English folk music is met by our ceilidh bands in warwickshire and barn dance bands in warwickshire wedding quartets in warwickshire