You’ll never guess who I ran into down the pub last night

Actually, if you follow us on Twitter, you’ll already know that it was none other than

Peter Phillips, founder/director of the Tallis Scholars and all-round early music guru.

We had both been at a fantastic concert given by the superb Choir of St Peter’s Eaton Square and when I spotted him in the pub afterwards, I went into full fanboi mode, taking the opportunity to bend his ear about PDtP.

He’s a very nice guy and was happy to hear about our little music-making project, though when I asked the favour of a photo he told me he was relieved that I wasn’t asking him to direct a session.

(By the way, the above pic is the latest in our series of Celebrated Early Musicians Wondering Why This Idiot with a Pint is Bothering Them:

Robert Hollingworth, Andrew Carwood and Jeremy Summerly are currently in hiding.)

Now, back to the business at hand: booking for our 3rd Birthday celebration goes live at 5 today, with more spaces available tomorrow at 9am; full details here.

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I’ll be filling you in on the setlist next week but in the meantime I can tell you that our birthday session is always a highlight of the PDtP year, so don’t miss out.

Before then is our next Counterpint in the Cafe session next Tuesday (October 17th). It’s fuly booked at the moment but join the waiting list as we may be able to fit you in.

Spaces at November’s Counterpint at the Canbury Arms in Kingston are disappearing fast so get in quick if you want to come along.

Finally, booking for PDtP Brighton is going well but please do get the word out to your Sussex-based pals.





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K O'Neill

I am a classical music enthusiast and a lover of choral music in particular. I run the Polyphony Down the Pub social/singing night, probably the most thrilling singing-Renaissance-motets-in-the-backroom-of-a-pub experience you could ever hope to have.

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