Music in the Welsh Marches

Ludlow is the home town of Richardson and Gray Ltd. and it is well situated for a one-centre performing tour. It is the epitome of the English market town with more history than almost any other being a mixture of medieval timber-framed houses and fine, Georgian town houses. It was from Ludlow that the English ruled Wales from the 15th-late17th century and your hotel is one of England's most famous - the Feathers. You are within easy range of many of England's best Cathedrals like Worcester, Gloucester and Hereford and there are possible performance opportunities at some really interesting old local churches.

Day 1 DEPARTURE

Depart for your flight to London

Day 2 TRANSFER TO LUDLOW

(8 nights at the Feathers Hotel, Ludlow)

Stop for an extended lunch at either Oxford or Stratford-upon-Avon

Day 3 DAY IN LUDLOW

Ludlow Castle,

Rehearsal time in St.Laurence’s

Concert in St.Laurence’s Church, Ludlow

Day 4 DAY TRIP TO WORCESTER

Guided tour of Worcester Cathedral, Visit to Elgar’s House

Concert in Worcester Cathedral

Day 5 DAY TRIP TO CARDIFF

Museum of Welsh Life, Cardiff Castle

Day 6 DAY TRIP TO CHESTER

Guided Walk on the Roman Walls

Concert in Chester Cathedral

Day 7 DAY TRIP TO GLOUCESTER

Concert in Gloucester Cathedral

Day 8 DAY TRIP TO NORTH WALES

Sightseeing could be to Caernarfon Castle, Llangollen, Snowdonia

Day 9 DAY TRIP TO HEREFORD

Possible afternoon visit to Hay-on-Wye, England’s remarkable second-hand bookshop capital

Concert in Hereford Cathedral

Day 10 DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport for return flight home.