The Adventures of The Chapel Hill Duo: 1

The Chapel Hill Duo, Sarah and Jaya as wedding guests.
A rare photo of us being Wedding Guests for a change! This was taken at the Carre Arms Hotel in Sleaford at Sarah’s Godfathers Wedding.

This is the first in a new series of blog posts where we will talk about our day-to-day lives as The Chapel Hill Duo. We will cover everything from our work at Weddings and other events to the joys and difficulties of being professional musicians living in rural Lincolnshire.

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Two Weddings in One Day on the Hottest Day of the Year โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ

A bride and groom play the violin and cello.
The Bride and Groom had a go on our instruments.

We very rarely get to play at two weddings on the same day as they inevitably clash. However our bookings today worked out perfectly; the first wanted us for their Church Ceremony at midday and the second, at the opposite end of the county, for their Wedding Breakfast at 4pm. And of course it would be 29โ€™C, the hottest day of the year so far!

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๐ŸŽถโ€I bless the rains down in Africa!โ€๐ŸŽถ

Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sarah James performing.
Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sarah James.

Our Wedding booking today was one of the longer bookings weโ€™ve had in a while, but also one of the most rewarding! Set in the beautiful building and grounds of Hemswell Court, Lincolnshire, we were booked to play during the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast.

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The Perfect Summer Wedding

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Brookfield barn. View of Cellist Sarah James picture taken from the viewpoint of Jaya Hanley Violinist.
a Violinist’s-eye view of the perfect outdoor Ceremony at Brookfield Barn.

Living in the UK we canโ€™t always expect the weather to be sunny, especially in Summer! We always have a contingency plan, just in case the weather turns grim at the last second! However, today was not one of those days. We had the pleasure of returning to Brookfield Barn to play at – what we would call – a perfect summer wedding.

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Happy New Year!

Confetti and a kiss at a Wedding between Christmas and New Year.

Happy New Year! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‡
Weโ€™ve got some exciting projects coming up this year, more on that later on… In the mean time here are a few snaps from what was an unusually busy but great December for us! #chapelhillduo #violin #cello #winterwedding #christmaswedding #weddingmusic Selden Barns – Wedding & Corporate Venue Millhouse Skidby Kelham House Country Manor Hotel Barton Hall Hotel & Vines Brasserie Swancar Farm Country House The Bell Inn, Stilton

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