A piece of music composed for Church Minshull by Ali Romanow from "The Fugitives" with a beautiful story to wrap around the tune
Click on this link to listen to the music https://youtu.be/IrAQqhhIEl4
With an event on November 13th 2015 when CM Vision invited "The Fugitives" a Canadian Folk Band from British Columbia to play at the Village Hall. It was a fabulous evening, everyone enjoyed the wonderful music.
The Band continued the evening at Tim & Jane Hough's. During the evening Jane showed band member Ali Romanow, her old violin which had belonged to her late Father Dr Francis James Unsworth. The violin was in a bit of a sorry state, but despite this, Ali thought it was enchanting and really appreciated a lovely piece of musical history.
Jane and Tim decided that the future of their old violin was better served in British Columbia, Canada, so sent Ali the violin .
"I will never again believe that Friday 13th is an unlucky day, because November 13th 2015 was the night the Fugitives played in Church Minshull. We had a rowdy and hilarious after party at Tim & Jane's house, where their old fiddle made its first appearance in my life.
January 18th 2016, I arrived home from a stressful 4 days of teaching in Fort Simpson NWT, to find a parcel waiting for me.
I couldn't believe it, not only was it an incredibly generous action on Tim & Jane's part, but it arrived in my life at a perfect time. I sent the violin to a luthier in Victoria BC and it arrived back in my hands today restored.
This is a beautiful instrument. Thank you for allowing me to be its guardian, I will take good care of it, I promise, and if I don't end up playing it (although I have a sneaking suspicion that it will become my tour instrument) I will pass it and its remarkable story along to a promising young musician.