Music review: Worbey and Farrell

Worbey and Farrell. Picture: Comp
Worbey and Farrell. Picture: Comp
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STEPHEN Worbey and Kevin Farrell scamper up and down the ivories with manic determination to the delight and amusement of a packed-to-the-rafters Studio Two in the Assembly Rooms... but be not deceived.

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Assembly Rooms

These buzzing young men with the witty quips and mischievously twinkling eyes are genuinely dedicated musicians of serious credibility.

Their programme is varied and will appeal to all tastes ranging from their own four-handed arrangement of Widor’s thundering and ever popular Toccata to a light-hearted musical leg-pulling of Chopsticks. This year, the Edinburgh-based duo have added a major opus of their own composition - variations on Pagannini’s Concerto 29. Eighteen minutes of their own scintillating brilliance, a serious work, which typically they modestly laugh off as Deviations not Variations.

It’s quite hard to define their act in words, a cross between Classic FM and Qi perhaps? Go see.

Until Thursday