Lunchtime Concerts


Sarah Louise Ridy gained her bachelor degree in modern harp at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, before going on to obtain both bachelor and master degrees in baroque harp performance.  She was the first student to be awarded a masters degree in baroque harp at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, the Netherlands.

As her primary instrument she plays on the 'Cellini' model of an Italian triple harp by harp maker Rainer Thurau from Wiesbaden in Germany, an instrument that she fell in love with during the World Harp Congress in Geneva.  However, she has recently added to her little harp family a beautiful wire-strung gaelic harp by Violaine Alfaric, along with a gothic 25-string harp, made by Franz Reschenhofer.

Sarah performs with numerous ensembles throughout Europe, in a variety of styles ranging from ancient music to modern folk.  She enjoys travelling as part of her career, and has performed as far afield as Israel, Greece, Colombia, Croatia and USA.  Sarah also performs solo concerts and is always excited by the prospect of exploring new repertoire for the baroque harp.  She is currently one of the Baroque harp tutors at the Koninklijk Conservatorium.

Friday, 13th July, 2018
The Saltmarshe Duo- Steven Goulden, tenor Amy Butler, piano

Friday, January 12th 2018
Quodlibet or Whatever you like! A light-hearted and informal concert with songs and instruments from earlier times.

Friday, December 8th 2017
Steve Hastings tenor Carole Cox piano Ken Stamp trombone. This concert is for the Christmas Tree Festival

Friday, 10th November, 2017
Richard Hinsley-pianist and composer

Friday, 9th June 2017
James Gaughan (baritone) David Hammond (piano )

14th July, 2017
Emma James with a programme of much-loved music

Friday, 13th October 2017
Dapper's Delight at 1pm Admission £5 Light lunches from 12 noon