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Borders Duo

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Professional clarinet and violin from Cardiff, Annie and David have performed together for many years, in folk bands and a classical trio. Alumni of RWCMD and now working as freelancers, this unique duo plays contemporary folk and favoured classics.

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Background

David plays fiddle with Novo Amor and Darren Eedens and the Slim Pickin's, as well as composing and writing for theatre. Annie works as a woodwind tripler in musical theatre, plays as a freelancer for BCO and BSO and performs in bands such Uisge Contraband and James Bower's Power Hour. Both David and Annie play in folk bands together, perform in a classical trio (now mostly doing outreach work) and both record for artists such as Toby Hay and Hailaker.

Song list

When you book instant book, you can leave it to the musician to create a listening experience based on the details you provide, but you can also ask for something specific from the musician's popular songs below. Feel free to ask if there something similar you would love to hear not show below.

Original music and trad tunes from all over the UK (Celtic: Scots, Irish, Welsh), Scandinavian and Klezmer too (so many to choose from!) We also perform pieces from our classical trio days including Milhaud, Stravinsky, Khachaturian, Watson and more, and would be happy to mix in themes such as 'Braveheart' or Grieg's 'Morning', from our community work repertoire.

Booking

Click any of the below to choose a 15, 30, or a 45 minute performance from the artist's availability. Once booked, you'll receive a Zoom link which you can share with your friends.

Prices are pay-what-you-want subject to a minimum fee of £30 / $40 per 15 minutes per performer. Corporate bookings start at £75 / $100.

For peak dates like Christmas and New Year, instant booking availability may not be shown, in which case click to send an enquiry to the performer.

Reviews

All our performers are professional musicians, are personally vetted, and complete a sound check before joining the Lockdown Presents family.

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Antonia Smith
Absolutely loved the concert by the borders duo. Beautiful selection of music and excellent sound quality. Such a special way to celebrate a birthday during lockdown, and sharing the experience with other family members on zoom made it feel as though we were all together again! Thank you!
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Chris
This concert was a highlight of my very successful but rather strange 70th birthday in lockdown. The Borders Duo is a charming pair of young musicians who have a well set up studio with microphones that relay a lovely rich and clear sound. The music was varied and the blends of violin and clarinet unusual and fascinating. I enjoyed it all but I know that my three year old grandson's favourite was the ceilidh number which had him gyrating around the room! It was also a particular pleasure to listen together with all my family who were Zooming in from their homes in England and Wales. Altogether a real treat!!
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Tessa Timmis
The concert From Borders Duo, comprising of David and Annie, was a surprise for my Husband's birthday. He had no idea until a minute before and enjoyed the concert immensely from start to finish. We were joined by our family and we all really appreciated the program, a mixture of folk music from around the world, with the unusual combination of violin and clarinet. I felt that it was a performance that entertained and yet appreciated the opportunity to talk with the musicians informally between pieces It really made the day for us, so thank you.
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Jonathan M

A group of friends were supposed to be going to an oxford Trinity college commemoration ball but it was cancelled. So they had a 'Zoom ball'

I just wanted to say a massive thank you from myself and the rest of the people who joined for a small zoom Commemoration Ball. We had great performances from Borders Duo to kick us off and Mel Latimer later in the evening. It really made it a much more memorable evening and experience so a real thank you to the artists but also to you and Simone for setting up Lockdown Presents. Can't thank you enough.  

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Jonathan M

I just wanted to say a massive thank you from myself and the rest of the people who joined for a small zoom Commemoration Ball. We had great performances from Borders Duo to kick us off and Mel Latimer later in the evening. It really made it a much more memorable evening and experience so a real thank you to the artists but also to you and Simone for setting up Lockdown Presents. Can't thank you enough.

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