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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 3rd March  2018)


Forthcoming performances

'An hour of music' Grosvenor Court, Kings Norton, 26th April 2018


'An hour of music' Bryony House, Selly Oak, 3rd May 2018



Previous performances

'Thursday Fellowship'  Northfield Methodist Church15th February 2018

'After dinner music' La Societe Franco-Anglaise 18th January 2018

'Music just before Christmas'  Bournville Gardens Village Extra Care 17th December 2017

'Concert de Noel' Le Club Francais de Birmingham, 6th December 2017

'Anniversary Concert' Hagley Road Village Extra Care 7th October 2017

'Summer Music' Shipston on Stour Music Club 22nd June 2017

'Summer Serenade' Bournville Gardens Village Extra Care, 11th June 2017

'Music just before Christmas' Bournville Gardens Village Extra Care        19th December 2016

'Music for Christmas' Wednesbury Music Club, Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery 14th Decemberr 2016 

'Ladies Night' -  with the Warley Male Choir, 7.00pm Saturday 8th October 2016 , 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.

Bournville Gardens Village Extra Care, Tuesday 21st June at 7.30pm 2016, 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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