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October 9, 2016

On Friday 7th October Sophie (our bass player) played to Alveley village music society. During the afternoon Sophie played her double bass, with Andrew Crabtree accompanying on the piano,  and chatted about the techniques used, the history of the bass and about the pie...

September 5, 2016

Sally (our leader) is also a member of Fret and Fiddle, a jazz quartet whose style is based on the small string bands of the 30's and 40's. One of their main influences is Stephane Grapelli.

To get a true flavour of what this award winning group sound like visit their f...

August 26, 2016

Next weekend there is a very special concert taking place at St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham, to celebrate Andrew Downes' 65th birthday. 

Andrew Downes means a lot to all members of Toscana Strings. As well as being Anna's dad, he was also head of composition at Birmi...

August 19, 2016

As well a playing in Toscana, we all do other things including playing with other groups, solos, teaching and non playing work. Last weekend Sophie (our double bass player) was stage manager for Revival Productions. There were two events at Blickling Hall in Norfolk wh...

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