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Israel Kamakawiwoʻole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (our version)

Yesterday, we played at the lovely wedding of Steven and Jennifer at the Old Thorns Hotel in Liphook, Hampshire. (Anna’s favourite because there’s a cheeky Starbucks next door for a pre-wedding coffee)

The couple had requested Somewhere Over The Rainbow for the signing of the register, but had asked specifically for the version done by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. It’s a fabulous, relaxed version of the well known tune as is incredibly popular at weddings. Amazingly though, we’d never been asked to play that version before, so we found a cool arrangement for violin and cello, added some lush harmonisation for Ruth on viola, and Amy decided to join in the fun with her Ukelele.

You can see the video here: