Martin Smith

June 2021

Dancing round the world

Everyone Matters and Benslow Music take delight in their joint project “Performing for Hitchin” where amateur and professional musicians rehearse together in the cheerful ambience of Benslow Music before offering concerts to care homes around the district. After a spate of lockdown cancellations violinist Martin Smith and clarinettist Margaret Archibald take especial pleasure in presenting a dance programme that includes jigs, reels and hornpipes from the British Isles, sevdah from Bosnia, genteel minuets from Vienna and wild tango from Argentina. “Dancing round the world” live-stream is part of Benslow Music’s celebration of Make Music Day 2021 (21 June) and the dance theme was inspired by a wheelchair dance event for Leonard Cheshire in Hitchin that sadly had to be postponed. In place of live concert visits Benslow Music is making this performance and a series of streamed concerts freely available to care homes as part of a special Make Music Day festival in June. For information on how to access our concert series for free, please contact Laura at laura@benslowmusic.org
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