Last evening, Finsbay with the Mission House Studio awaiting
If Nickolai and Beka Globe of the Mission House Studio in Finsbay wanted to make a statement of excellence last night, then they certainly should be pleased with themselves. Eve, Toots and I went off down to their wonderful studio set as it is in the superb Harris countryside overlooking the Minch for the first in the Kyle Quartet's series of Beethoven Quartets that run throughout the year. It was, without a shadow of a doubt, the musical coup of the century for the island.
The Studio is a wonderful venue for the this charity event and all tickets were sold. Some had like us, come from Lewis, another from Benbecula - walking through from Leverburgh to be there on time. The mood was expectant, the light soft and glowing, the free glass of wine as you entered a lovely touch. The quartet, professional musicians of the highest calibre were outstanding, playing with passion and skill that left the audience spellbound. Even Toots only nodded off for a few bars in the second quartet of the three. We were all left speechless at the end, the only disappointment was there was no encore but in fairness, I suspect the quartet were exhausted. We will go again for certain.
Book your place soon to avoid disappointment - but not before we do please.