We enjoyed the beautiful Christmas decorations and absolutely LOVED the old piano! The label on it assured us that the piano maker (Joseph Kirkman) was the Grand Piano Maker for Her Majesty and His Royal Highness the Prince Regent. My, we are moving in exalted circles here! :)
We played on our harps as well as the old piano and the many people who came to visit seemed to enjoy it. Just for fun, we not only played Christmas carols from the time period, but also some folk and classical music that would have been played then as well.
For those who are used to seeing us in our Civil War era clothing, these outfits look a little different! This is "regency" attire - the same date as the old piano (1811-1820). The dresses made us feel so elegant - although they were a trifle cold as the weather that day was in the 30s!
We have two Christmas CDs, as well as CDs of historic American music. When people ask us which CD is our favorite, we tell them that we only play our favorite music - so they are ALL our favorites! You'll have to look at the song titles to see which CDs include YOUR favorites!
We hope you have very merry and music-filled Christmas season!