On the evening of the 29th October 2020, the Great Barn at Wingfield Barns was filled with eager anticipation and excitement for the first live music gig there in 7 months. In some ways it was a strange and extraordinary evening.. arriving in masks, having our temperatures taken, sitting together and yet apart, and our drinks magically arriving from the bar. Still what a joy to be out and to see familiar faces …a live music event at last!
The wonderfully talented Andy Cutting did not disappoint, he too was excited to be there, his first live gig in 261 days. We were treated to an hour and a half of beautifully crafted music, some tunes familiar, others new to my ear. The music was a mixture of Andy’s own compositions and tunes picked up along the way, all played with style and sensitivity. What a special treat!
Particular favourites for me were ‘The History Man’ which opened the concert and ‘The Abbess’ which ended it, both written by Andy. It was indeed a concert that will be remembered for a long time and I feel very lucky to have been there.
Huge thanks are due to Anna and her team at The Barns for taking the effort to make the whole evening work, I know what careful planning and preparations were needed to make it happen. Well done for putting on such a fabulous (and safe) musical evening for us all. We are very lucky to have such a caring and thoughtful venue on our doorsteps. I am certainly looking forward to their next event, please checkout their website for events listing and how to book. www.wingfieldbarns.com