The first day that Robin could relax as he'd completed his concerts and he awoke to torrential rain! Luckily it was only a passing tropical storm and the rest of the day has been delightful.
The concert went very well, two performances, both full. Vivaldi and Junkfunk played with Ian Cooper went down a storm, (maybe I shouldn't say that whilst they are at sea), but audience and artists both enjoyed themselves.
There was a minor hiccup in the second performance when Robin's capo fell off and must have been damaged as it refused to clamp itself to the neck of the guitar.
He asked someone to collect another one from the dressing room, he has hundreds of them and I'm always finding them in trouser pockets when I do the washing, and manfully went on to play a different piece until it arrived.
All in a days work for the travelling maestro.
No time to rest though, he's now practicing a couple of Christmas carols that are part of the programme he's playing at Rufford Old Hall the day after his return.
Any local people reading, I'm afraid you won't be able to get tickets for that one as it's sold out.
'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