Busy day in Hillhouse with plenty of secret comings and goings. Children are beside themselves with excitement and I may need to sedate them to get them off to bed tonight. (Only joking, it's the one night of the year that they force themselves to go to sleep without any struggle..)
No rest for Robin though, he's still putting in a couple of hours of practice, we'd all be too shocked if he didn't.
I'm just preparing to watch the annual service from King's College Cambridge which is always a good way to unwind from the pre Christmas chaos.
Just a little snippet of information for you. The carol 'Silent Night' was first played in 1818, an eventful evening as the church organ broke, and it had to be played on guitar. You see, you can always rely on guitarists.
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman