Hosepipes and trumpets at Lynn festival

Mary Rudd Hosepipes do not normally feature heavily in classical music - but the garden essential will pop up in a family event during King's Lynn Festival.In what promises to be a lively session, world-famous trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins will introduce the audience to some of his huge collection of 100 musical instruments.

Mary Rudd

Hosepipes do not normally feature heavily in classical music - but the garden essential will pop up in a family event during King's Lynn Festival.

In what promises to be a lively session, world-famous trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins will introduce the audience to some of his huge collection of 100 musical instruments.

The ancient Lynn town centre church of All Saints, with its excellent acoustic, will provide the setting for Hosepipes, Horns and Trumpets at 11am on Saturday July 19 when Mr Steele-Perkins will tell the story of the trumpet by demonstrating his fascinating array of brass instruments.

The virtuoso musician has become a popular figure with Lynn Festival audiences after a number of concerts in the town.

“I always enjoy being part of Lynn Festival. It has a nice friendly atmosphere and I have played in some wonderful historic venues,” he said. “It will be a family event which will be informative, entertaining and fun. People are always very interested to discover that my hobby is also my job because I collect instruments and restore them.”

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Later the same day Mr Steele-Perkins will be the soloist at Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's early music concert at St Margaret's Church at 7.30pm. He is a former member of the baroque orchestra.

Hosepipes, Horns and Trumpets is suitable for children aged seven and over who should be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are adults £5, under 18s £3 from the Corn Exchange box office on 01553 764864.