Following a very hectic Christmas and New Year period the Ritz Trio 2018 wedding season got underway with a swinging wedding up at Kinkell Byre, St Andrew’s. The Trio was delighted to have guest saxophonist Laura McDonald playing with them. Congratulations to Jane and Ian and many thanks for having us as part of your special day!
“I just wanted to thank you again for your superb music last night. It was just exactly what we needed for the evening and you and the guys performed so beautifully, with many of our friends commenting on your talent and skill. Thank you and I’ll have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone and you have been a pleasure to deal with”.
Carol Rankin, 80th Birthday celebration at the Marcliffe Hotel , Aberdeen December 2017
The Ritz Trio performed at the Scottish Parliament building this week on behalf of the Scottish Woodland Trust.
“Thanks for being part of our Scottish Parliamentary reception this week – the saxophone / guitar combo hit the perfect note for our celebration of Scottish Tree of the Year 2017, our special volunteers and our generous supporters. Thanks for being so flexible with the timing too – we would have loved to have you play for longer but parliamentarians are hard workers and their late exit from the chamber meant a shorter than anticipated musical interlude! But it was all the sweeter for it J. Hiring jazz musicians isn’t an everyday occurrence for a woodland conservation charity, but I hope we can find an excuse to work with you again soon.”
Jill Donnachie, Woodland Trust Scotland
The Ritz Trio have been booked to play at the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh in December for a event with Woodland Trust Scotland.This will be the first time the Trio have performed at the venue. Watch this space for more news on the event.
The Ritz Trio played for Prince Charles this week at an event marking the tenth anniversary of the rescue of Dumfries House.
In 2007, the stately home, nestled in the Ayrshire countryside, was about to be sold off but Prince Charles decided to use his various charities to buy it – and save the house for the nation. Rain failed to dampen the spirits of the garden party and the Ritz Trio with special guests Seonaid Aitkin (Violin) and Fraser Urquart (Piano) had a fun afternoon!
Norrie and I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful performance from you and the boys. It was a fabulous day. I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
Wedding at Winton House, Saturday 12th August