Songs and Scones is a series of matinee concerts, perfect for those who would enjoy a lovely afternoon of live music, those who feel isolated and is also accessible for people living with Dementia and their carers.
Each matinee concert is delivered in relaxed, cabaret style and begins with an informal participatory music session led by Live Music Now musicians. Throughout the concert, audiences will enjoy delightful live music along with tea and cakes.
With funding from the Arts Council of Wales, the Memo is once again working in partnership with Live Music Now, the UK’s leading musicians’ development and outreach charity, who provide exceptional live music experiences to people with limited access to the arts, due to disability, illness or social disadvantage.
Songs and Scones are truly heart-warming afternoons which bring families and friends together, offer new experiences, and allow many to re-visit memories from the past. Participants benefit from the amazing therapeutic, social and emotional benefits of engaging with live music – an experience that transforms and enriches lives.
Tickets are £5.00, Hynt cards are accepted and Essential Companions are free.
All tickets include either tea or coffee with a delicious slice of cake.
Songs and Scones is supported with funding from Arts Council of Wales: Create Fund
About String Sisters:
Angharad and Lowri Thomas are two siblings that make up the Violin and Viola duo, String Sisters. Born and raised in Alltwen, Angharad and Lowri have been playing together for over ten years.
Angharad studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama winning both the McGrenery Chamber Award and Cardiff Violins Chamber Prize.
Lowri also studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and went on to study postgraduate at the Royal College of Music where she was winner of the RCM Viola Competition 2017.
As individuals they have worked with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Welsh National Opera.
String Sisters have also played with soloists such as Alfie Boe, Michael Ball, Paloma Faith, Marc Almond, Boy George and Robbie Williams and have performed in TV shows including XFactor, Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.