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Fine tunes played on old fiddles

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25 July 2016

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'Many a fine tune is played on an old fiddle' – but some may need repairing. With this in mind Enfield's Mayor, Cllr Bernadette Lappage encouraged Enfield residents to donate old instruments for her charity, 'Enfield Sounds Great' on Saturday 23 July.

'Many a fine tune is played on an old fiddle' – but some may need repairing. With this in mind Enfield's Mayor, Cllr Bernadette Lappage encouraged Enfield residents to donate old instruments for her charity, 'Enfield Sounds Great' on Saturday 23 July.

It was International World Busking Day and shoppers arrived at the Palace Exchange shopping centre in Enfield Town to donate their old musical instruments and hear performances from young musicians.

Determined to rescue old musical instruments, Cllr Bernadette Lappage said: "We received: four guitars, six keyboards, two violins, a ukulele, a clarinet and a recorder and generous donations from our bucket collection amounting to £296.

"This was a huge success and people can still donate their instruments. Old recorders banished to a lonely cupboard, violins and guitars with missing strings, cellos gathering dust, drums that need new skins and tambourines with missing bells can all be repaired, polished and ready for a new life.

"And that new life can help provide instruments for children to learn to play and develop a love and passion for music."

'Enfield Sounds Great' is a year- long festival for everyone to enjoy. People can hear live music in all parts of the borough in parks, theatres, churches, community centres and schools.

The festival provides a platform and the publicity to celebrate the joy and fun in making music. Anyone who missed the opportunity to donate an instrument on Saturday can make arrangements to call into the Enfield Civic Centre.

For more information email Lisa McEwan or call 020 8379 4571.