Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Through the Keyhole ...

Now, who lives in a house like this?

Have you heard of Stoney Ridge?
Should I have?
Is it famous?

The answer to the leading question is Lord and Lady National Trust of Uppark.
To the other three, your corresponding rhetorical answers could reasonably be ...
“Is that a geological feature?”
“Where is it?"
"Why not?"

Allow me to enlighten the reader …
The Stoney Ridge Band comprises Mick and Marion Tipper (guitar and bass), Barry Gordon (banjo) and their fiddlin’ accomplice, Richard.
We are regularly privileged to enjoy Mick and Marion’s company and music at the City Folk Club.
Occasionally, all too infrequently, we see/hear Barry.
Last week, (oh, joy!) Richard came along.
All are accomplished and talented musicians, as well as being extraordinarily delightful people.

One has to ask, “What are they doing coming all the way from Portsmouth to be in such dubious company as the City Folk Club?”
“Have they nothing better to do on a Friday evening?!”

While it is not the function of this blog to promote commercial events, on this occasion, I give myself permission to celebrate the musical enterprise of CFC’s deservedly popular participants.

The Stoney Ridge Band will be performing for a barn dance at Uppark House, (pictured above,) on Saturday 10th July, 7.00 – 11.00pm.
Tickets in advance are £15.00 (to include supper) from Uppark House.
Telephone: 01730 825857.
Website: Uppark House and Garden. You have to navigate through 'events' on the menu, and I doubt you’ll be able to book on-line.

Shall we all go?


Jane said...

You'll never believe it - but someone like me!
I used to live at Uppark.
I was living there when my youngest daughter died - almost 27 years ago. My older daughter learned to ride her bike on the lawn. Our dog Bel ate the pheasants. We wandered around the woods on these light warm evenings.
We thought it would last forever.

Dogsbody, Scrivener and Wretch said...

My sweet Lady Jane ...
I perceive sadness.
I hope I have caused no offence.
I also detect some soil erosion and dead game.
Can't people read the signs:
"Please clean up after your dog!"
May I kiss One's hand, m'Lady?

Jane said...

I don't often extend my hand to dogsbodies, scriveners or wretches.
However in your case ....

(Absoluteltely no offence taken. I hope the dance is lovely)

Outa_Spaceman Being: 52 said...

Get a room!

Jane said...

What's a 'sheesh'anyway?
It'd better be good.