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LMF – a new website

The Lamberhurst Music Festival has a new improved website. Users should find it easier to order tickets, find information about forthcoming concerts, access the frequently asked questions page, plus read articles from the classical music world that might be of interest. If you create a userid, your details (address etc.) will be stored so that you do not have to […]

Our sponsors – Knight Frank

We are delighted to be supporting the Lamberhurst Music Festival again this year. At Knight Frank Tunbridge Wells, we specialise in marketing and selling residential property in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding villages. From striking new builds to beautiful period homes, or country properties in more rural surroundings. If you are considering a move and […]

Our sponsors – The Vineyard, Lamberhurst

The Vineyard, Lamberhurst We are delighted to be sponsoring the Lamberhurst Music Festival again in 2017. The Vineyard is a pub and restaurant, with accomodation that has been in Lamberhurst since the 17th century. Recently refurbished to a very high standard we offer great beer, an extensive traditional English and regional French brasserie style cuisine. The accomodation […]

Catrin Finch concert review

Catrin Finch concert review I’m in my second year of running the Lamberhurst Music Festival, and this is definitely one of the best concerts I’ve staged. The music, the performance and the performer were all excellent. Catrin’s programme was exceptional and many people approached me at the interval and commented on this. I think that they […]

The music of Inspector Morse

The music of Inspector Morse I’ve just heard the sad news that Colin Dexter, the writer of the Inspector Morse novels, passed away yesterday. I thought I’d write a short blog on the amazing TV series that came out of the novels, and in particular the music. Inspector Morse, played so brilliantly by actor John […]

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An inspirational musician – Nicholas McCarthy

I recently came across an online BBC 3 series of short videos called ‘Amazing Humans’. The series gives details of many different people, old, not so old, and young, who have done something in their lives that warrants them being called an amazing human. There are stories of a 97 year old lady who still volunteers for […]

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Catrin Finch plays Karl Jenkins’ ‘Palladio’

Catrin Finch – Palladio Catrin Finch’s concert is on the 21st April 2017 and I’ve been researching her programme and came across a wonderful performance she gave, back in 2004, of Karl Jenkins’ Palladio. I believe this was at his 60th birthday celebratory concert, and has now reached over 1 million hits since being added […]

What makes a Stradivarius sound so good?

Antonio Stradivari lived in Italy between 1644 and 1737, living to the very respectable age of 93. He made over 1100 instruments in his lifetime, and around 960 of these were violins. Of these 960 violins, it is estimated that between 450 and 512 survive today. These violins, known by the Latinised form of his surname – Stradivarius – […]

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On Mozart’s birthday, 10 interesting facts about the musical genius

Mozart was both on this day, 27th January, in 1756. He composed over 600 works, and is one of the most influential composers of all time. Here are 10 facts you might not know about him. Mozart  was baptized Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart. He dropped the first two names and changed Theophilus (meaning ‘loved by […]

Tasmin Little At St Mary’s school

Tasmin Little’s visit to St Mary’s School and St Mary’s Church was a wonderful experience for the children and a superb occasion for the evening audience. Arriving at the school at 2.30pm she was shown into the school hall and began to tune up. Even at this early point, I could tell that the children […]