Finchcocks visit on Kent Big Day Out

We applied on the ballot for this years Kent Big Day Out event and were fortunate to get our preferred venue, Finchcocks Musical Museum just outside Goudhurst. Due to a prior engagement for lunch we only made the second half of a most enjoyable afternoon, starting off with a cream tea in the cellar restaurant. We then spent time looking at the collection of over 100 historical keyboard instruments and some of their collection of photographs and prints.

We then assembled for a memorable musical recital  by Richard Burnett, Gary and Alastair.

A selection of our photographs:

A view of the back of the Georgian house.
At last the daffodils in the lovely gardens are in bloom. Very late this year.
A view of three of the pianos on display
John Broadwood and Sons London 1845 concert grand piano in amboyna wood
We are assembling for the demonstrations and recitals.

Richard on the Adam Beyer 1777 square piano playing a sonato.
Gary and Richard – a duet
A five hand piece by Richard, Gary and Alastair

The recital concluded  by Finchcocks curator Alastair Laurence entertaining us with two pieces including Springdance from Bergen.

Please include Finchcocks in your itinary when visiting Kent- opening times are on their website: