Purple Music (Suffolk) LLP

Soprano Ruth Hopkins

Last night's expertly delivered concert by Thumb was the breath-taking finale to a 6 month journey which has seen nothing but triumphs. The first one for us was partly financing the event through our first attempt at online "crowd-source" funding.


When we were first approached about re-fretting a guitar to create a microtonal version, we were left scratching heads with no luthier in the big city daring to try it... until we were rescued by Jerry Crosson at The Fret Workshop in Felixstowe, who triumphed against adversity to create such an instrument.


Everyone had reason to be pleased with the outcome, and it was satisfying to get such a good audience response to the biggest triumph: that of composer Stuart Stevens and his latest work The Tempest.