To me, one of the most missed activites of ‘Lockdown’ has been music making with others. As a very amateur – and late starter – violinist, the joy of playing with two orchestras has become a huge part of my life. Both the ‘Truly Terrible Orchestra’ (a perfect description) and the Ness Sinfonia, a more serious recently formed orchestra, have given me access to music that I would never have ever expected to play. Notwithstanding that I am only able to play a percentage of the correct notes, the experience of making music with others is absolutely thrilling. Thus, so that I could share his words with musical friends, I thought it apposite to print the words of Noël Coward, who obviously realised the power and importance of music in difficult times.