Day Eight: Sunshine and Slippery Fish with the Troubadour Quartet

Thursday 7 Feb – from Korimako

In an earlier entry I mentioned that the Troubadour Quartet was facing its “harshest” critics: visiting Paula’s Pre-School in Tahunanui.  As it happened they had the kids charmed and enjoying themselves.  First there was a warm-up, playing nursery rhymes while the youngsters joined in, then some dancing to the beat of gypsy music, and finally being given the chance to play (with assistance).  There followed “duets”: the kids sang You are my sunshine, the quartet responded with Czardas, and then packed up while the young ones entertained them by singing Slippery Fish, gobbled up by a taniwha.

Alice McIvor giving  Paula's pupil, 3-year-old Liana Warland her first viola lesson, watched by her mum, Clare Monti

Alice McIvor giving Paula’s pupil, 3-year-old Liana Warland her first viola lesson, watched by her mum, Clare Monti

The Troubadour Quartet at Paula's Pre-School - from left Jonathan Tanner, Annabel Drummond, Sophie Williams and Alice McIvor, with Clare Monti, CMNZ Nelson Concert Manager, & Assistant Manager of the Adam Festival

The Troubadour Quartet at Paula’s Pre-School – from left Jonathan Tanner, Annabel Drummond, Sophie Williams and Alice McIvor, with Clare Monti, CMNZ Nelson Concert Manager, & Assistant Manager of the Adam Festival

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