Wand Shopping | Choosing a Violin Bow

Thursday 15th November 2018
Music

I chose my first violin bow in the summer of 1998. On the cusp of turning twelve and having just moved up to a full size violin, Mum and Dad took me to Strings of Penn in Hertfordshire to buy a violin. Up until that point I had been playing on a series of rental instruments as I made my way from a tiny quarter sized violin, to half size, then three-quarters and finally the real deal, a full size violin.

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Minou and the Small Things

Tuesday 30th October 2018
Music, Second City Strings

Ed and I were recording covers, and Minou didn’t like not being the centre of attention. She would only be quiet if we put her in frame between us as we played, but then she decided half way through our rendition of Blink 182’s ‘All The Small Things’ that she needed to get down. I don’t think she liked sharing space with Jacques the pumpkin.