THE programme of concerts and recitals at the Lion Ballroom, Leominster is continuing throughout the summer months, where the elegant surroundings of the dcor and a fine Steinway grand piano provide an excellent venue for a variety of chamber recitals.

The next piano recital is on Sunday, July 22 at 7.30pm when Duncan Honeybourne will be giving a recital entitled 'Woodlands, Seascapes and Landscapes'. His programme includes well-known favourites by Schumann and Chopin, as well as less-well known pieces by British composers including John Ireland, E.J. Moeran and Benjamin Britten. Duncan's researches show that both Moeran and Britten had local connections.

Duncan Honeybourne who trained at the Royal Academy of Music and the Birmingham Conservatoire, where he won many prizes, has established a high reputation as a solo pianist and chamber musician, giving concerts and recitals throughout the U.K. He recently gave the first recital in the newly opened Carice Recital Room, at Elgar's Worcestershire birthplace.

Duncan is also well-known for his advocacy of less known piano music, and has given many lecture recitals on such works. He also enjoys promoting new works, and gave the London premiere of the Andrew Downes Piano Sonata, which he has also recorded.

Duncan's concert, which will be the first of several such piano recitals this summer, in the beautiful surroundings of the Lion Ballroom, promises to create a memorable evening of fine music-making. Tickets are available from Capriole Music (01568 613477) and on the door.