Lady Georgianna play at Chatworth House 30th November

Did anyone see “The Duchess” starring Keira Knightley and the lovely house that she lived in? Well we’re playing at a masquerade ball there on the 30 December! Now, where did I put the extra-large pocket hoops??? Details here

Enjoy a champagne reception and canapés served in the Painted Hall accompanied by Simply Strings musical entertainment. Enjoy a walk through the north wing of the house decorated for Christmas followed by a sumptuous four course dinner served in the Carriage House Restaurant with live entertainment.1

Lady G play at the launch of a new drama channel

Last month we had a super gig, we were playing in London, at the launch of a new freeview channel, “Drama” And what do we associate more with drama in this country than costumes? Especially of the Jane Austen variety. So, we donned our empire line frocks and dug out the Pleasure Gardens concert programme. A good time was had by all and we even got a compliment from Celia Imrie!











Hetti and I couldn’t stop drooling over the lovely dress worn by dancer and costume-maker Lyzz Lynch..check out those sleeves!










All things baroque dance

I met the lovely Jane Gingell at a networking event in Bristol earlier this week, she put me on to, a German site that aims to bring together lovers of early dance, seemingly across Europe!

Some of the events look amazing, it would be great to perform in one of those beautiful venues…

The hunt for a baroque guitar instructor withing striking distance of Chepstow goes on, however, I may have found one…in Monmouth!


Victorian Christmas music

Yes, I know, it’s only September, but we’re dusting off the bustles and bonnets for Victorian Christmas shenanigans! After the success of last year’s tour of Christmas markets, we’re trying to get some more, although some indoors with a blazing fire would be nice too, mmmm. For those of you that haven’t heard it, we also have a Christmas Cd, “All Corseted up for Christmas” available from our shop.