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Michael Adams and Peter Gosling
 

Welcome to the No Strings web site

We are a non-profit making clarinet and accordion duo available for small or large events such as solo spots with choirs, recitals for music societies, celebrations, charity fund raising and entertaining the elderly.

The name 'No Strings' not only reflects the nature of our wind instruments, but also acknowledges that our material is drawn from a wide range of music for strings and other instruments.  Our repertoire ranges from baroque, classical and ethnic music to popular jazz standards arranged for us by Midlands' composer and arranger Bob Birch.

You can use this site to sample some of our music or contact us for more information including a free CD of our music without obligation.

(Last updated 25th October 2016)

Forthcoming performances  

'Music just before Christmas'

 Wednesbury Music Club

 7.45pm Wednesday 14th December 2016,

Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

 Including  music by Handel (Arrival of the Queen of Sheba), Brahms (Hungarian dance no. 6), Offenbach (Can-Can), 'Tea for two' (care of Shostakovich), Edith Piaff numbers, Prokoffiev (Troika),  J Strauss (Tritsh Tratsch Polka) finishing with a carol and jazz standards.


Previous performances

'Ladies Night' -  with the Warley Male Choir, 7.00pm Saturday 8th October , St Faith & St Laurence Church, Harborne, Birmingham B32 2EL

'No Strings' will complement the excellent choir with music by Archangelo Corelli, a Brahms Hungarian Dance, Camille Saint-Saens 'Dance Macabre',  'Maria' and 'America' from Leonard Bernstein's 'West Side Story', Billy Strayhorn's ''Take the A Train', Glen Miller's Moonlight Serenade and an Irving Berlin film medley. Tickets £8 available from Pat Cartwright 01922 685129 and at the door if seats available.  Proceeds in aid of Warley Male Choir's chosen charity.

Bournville Gardens Village, Tuesday 21st June at 7.30pm, 48 Bristol Road, Bournville, B31 2FR

An hour of light classical and popular music in the newly opened Bournville Gardens Village. 

La Societe Franco-Anglaise d'Aldridge.  December 11th 2015

No Strings were guests of Aldridge French Society and presented a Cabaret evening of French melodies.  The music centered on songs made famous by Edith Piaf introduced in French by Susan Adams as 'Presentatrice including, 'Padam Padam', 'La vie en Rose' ,'Milord', La Goulante du pauvre Jean', Feuilles d'automne'.  Followed by 'Une selection de jazz et de musique legere' (jazz and light music) finishing with 'Musique de Noel' (Christmas carols) sung in French by the audience.

Music at the Coach House November 14th 2015. Prestwood Nursing Home Stourbridge

An hour of music with the friendly residents and staff who joined in with some of the music including Offenbach's 'Can-Can' from Orpheus in the Underworld, 'Tea for Two'  arranged by Shostakovich, Irish reels and a medley of Irving Berlin's film music.   

Guests at 'Fiddle & Bone' Birmingham live music venue 15th March 2015

Three hours of music including: Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dances (nos.5 & 6), Kurt Weill's Tango Ballage and Mack the Knife from the Threepenny Opera, Consuelo Velazquez's Besame Mucho, Eduard Greig's Anitra's Dance from the Peer Gynt Suite, Edith Piaf songs, Astor Piazzolla's Argentinean Tangos, Irish Reels and lots of jazz standards arranged for No Strings by Bob Birch. 

Recital for Wednesbury Music Club at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery, 11th March 2015

Music included: Astor Piazzolla's Milonga & Libertango, Dimitri Shostakovich's Dance and Waltz from the Suite for Variety Orchestra, Jacob Garde's Jealousy, Marguerite Monnot's Milord, and John Kander's Wilkommen from Cabaret. 

 

 
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