Sunday, 22 January 2012

Claire Jones Royal Harpist

Last night my D Mike and I were invited to Royal Hospital School in Suffolk to see Prince Charles' Official Harpist Claire Jones.

The venue was very small, so it felt like we were having a private performance oh and boy was she good.  The sound of the harp was hypnotic, and she even played one of the pieces selected by Kate from the recent Royal wedding between Kate and William (she said she was only allowed to use one particular piece, the rest to remain private).

Half way through the concert she stopped to answer questions, one of which was about the value of the harp which was an astonishing £40,000.00. She also told us little stories about her appointment, playing for the Royal family, the Welsh rugby team etc., which only endeared the audience to her even more.

We had a lovely evening, got to see the harp up close and a beautiful photograph that Kate and William sent her following the wedding which was amazing.  I am so glad we went.

Today I have to go to Ikea to purchase a new desk for my office, and I want to get on with my Issey Miyake shirt/tunic.  I have sewn all the pin tucks into the front and back pieces and they are looking great, but I have my son, daughter-in-law and darling granddaughter over for lunch today, so I guess my sewing will have to wait until later.

Enjoy your Sunday, what ever your plans

Catch you later................


  1. Being a big fan of Issey I can't wait to see your shirt. It is very similar to one I love to make from an 80s pattern but yours has all the angled tucks. I know it will be wonderful.

    What a delightful evening you had. We all need those cultural moments!

  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful evening. How lucky can you get.

    Waiting to see the Issey shirt.