This year the Piano Shop Bath are very pleased to be providing a festive street piano for the Bath Christmas Market, giving a unique opportunity for spontaneous music-making right in the heart of the city! The Christmas Market is an important date in the calendar for Bath, bringing in tourists from all over the world who come to shop and experience the festive season in the splendour of the world-renowned city of Bath. It is an important event for many local businesses, a chance to not only sell their products but also to give back and celebrate the oncoming festive season.
This year Bath Christmas Market has a musical theme and the addition of the street piano will bring musical spontaneity day and night to the market.
“We took a traditional German instrument and hand-painted it in the colour “Geisha” by Paint & Paper Library”, said Jon Kelly, owner of The Piano Shop Bath.
“We felt this instrument was a good match for this years Christmas Market, with a more traditional look and feel that would be evocative of Christmas and the festive season.”
“We then thought it would be fun to invite a local Primary school in Bath to add their own festive decorations on top of the painted finish! We handed over the piano to St Marys Catholic Primary School and let the kids’ imaginations go wild. What a transformation! The children applied all sorts of magical creations to the piano that we could never have come up with. We added some LED lights to finish off the look and it was then ready to be delivered to Milsom Street in time for the Christmas Market.”
“This piano is available for all to play. Whatever your level, beginner or virtuoso, we want this piano to be enjoyed by all and hopefully add some round the clock music-making to the festive season.”
The piano has already been featured in local press and on ITV, so there is great interest in the instrument this year and combined with the recent magical John Lewis Elton John advert, this is definitely a piano-themed Christmas!