Ed kindly offered the use of his back garden to sit and play music whilst maintaining a safe and sensible distance from one another.
It was a rather hot day, knocking 30degC – that’s a lorra lorra degrees C.
We drank refreshing tea, we scoffed delicious Victoria Sponge (baked by Ed’s lovely wife), and played music that left us invigourated, refreshed…and maybe just a bit hot and sweaty.
Up until now(ish) our music sessions have been more or less restricted to online Zooming – along with all it’s limits.
Music via Zoom is all very well, it helps you keep your hand in, but there’s nowt like playing together – separated yet in a group.
So that’s precisely what we did, and that is exactly what we’re going to keep doing until it’s safe to do otherwise.
We’re waiting for pubs to re-open. Singing and playing music in a pub is likely to be a no-no for a while, most likely until an effective vaccine becomes available. In the meantime the possibilities of playing outside pubs, ie beer gardens, is looking to be the best option.
Here’s a little of what we played at Ed’s – recorded by Mrs Ed (baker of the finest of Victoria Sponges):