Hilary James and Simon Mayor are experts in entertaining all-age audiences, and their family concert will feature songs, some unusual instruments, world-class virtuosity, a quirky sense of humour and infectious fun. Hilary has a glorious voice and is equally at home with folk, jazz and classical, and Simon is acclaimed as one of the world’s leading mandolinists. They play everything from Vivaldi, Chopin, Tchaikovsky to Irish ballads, Scottish reels, traditional tunes from China, hot swing fiddle, ragtime and virtuoso bluegrass. They have written and performed songs on radio and television – ranging from Playschool to Newsnight, and their original and frequently funny songs are on CD and available in print, illustrated by Hilary. With their wide repertoire and their experience in presenting, Hilary and Simon are an ideal duo to take school workshops. The primary schools in Dunblane and Doune are being treated to these workshops prior to the Saturday concert in the Cathedral .
Admission Free – Retiring Collection