Market day and the stalls are alive with the sound of music

If you were at the St Albans’ Market last saturday, you may have found yourself seduced by the tunes of one of the top musicians of the West End.
This gentleman, Andrew Hubbard, dressed in a tuxedo, was playing all-time favourites like Wind Beneath My Wings near Civic Square. The stalls were truly alive with the sound of music that day!
Curiousity overcame me so I googled this talented violin-player later  and saw that he has performed with the West End orchestra on Phantom of the Opera and other musicals. Andrew has two albums out and performs on a regular basis (see  for more information).
So, next time you are wandering around the market, keep your eyes and ears open because you never know who else might be around! I even met one of the Corrie stars (Natasha) outside the Maltings on the same afternoon!
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Maria Larmer lives in St Albans and is married with four children. She works as a Freelance Writer, English Language Teacher and Teaching Assistant. She has lived in Auckland, New Zealand for 9 years and prior to that in France, Germany, Austria, Edinburgh, London and Ireland. Her diary-writing has featured on 'The Wild Geese' Channel 4 and Radio Verulam. She has written for Hertfordshire Life magazine, Go Camping magazine, Camping magazine, The Catholic Times, St Albans & Harpenden Review, New Zealand Times, The New Beacon, My Weekly and various websites. She can be contacted on