A truly wonderful gem in the heart of Sleaford, the old established firm of White and Sentance- piano restorers. And last wednesday afternoon we held the Piano Circus Open Day there with local pianists performing solo and together; four people, four grand pianos and an arrangement of Erik Satie’s ‘Je Te Veux’. Wonderful.

We were touched by everyone who came along, from the lady who arrived early, played Lili Marlene on a mellow toned Bluthner, and then headed home, to Chloe who gave here first ever public performance.

We talked with Chris who runs the shop now, about how pianists are mostly solitary musicians and how it is rare and wonderful to have a room full of them… And what a room… and what pianos.