Live music is always a special treat and an afternoon of chamber music in a private house in Bridge of Allan makes it all the more exceptional, especially when it starts off with drinks and home-made canapés served in a beautiful garden.
The occasion was a fundraising event for
Pollok House Arts Society and the musicians were a group of women who first met as students at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Fifty years later, Shona Gidney, Angela Welch, Phyllis Strachan and Anne McKinnes still maintain that friendship, they love of music and today after a lifetime working as professional musicians they now play for pleasure.
Shona, their leader, explained that this is how Schubert would have performed -in a private house to a group of friends.