A LOCAL guitar group are seeing double, as they believe they could be the only group in the country and maybe even the world containing three sets of twins.
The North Devon Guitar Ensemble is now on a mission to find another musical group containing multiple sets of twins, that they could possibly ‘twin’ with themselves.
The group is one of very few remaining classical guitar ensembles around, and teacher Des Miles is keen to find another group as unique as theirs.
“We want to search the globe to find another group with as many sets of twins as we have,” Des explained. “We are even hoping that if we find one, we can twin with them.”
Lucy and Sophie Hawkins, 14, are identical twins and have been taught the guitar by Des since they were eight years old.
Lucy said: “We took up the guitar together, and have always practiced together since then.”
Sophie added: “We always do duets together.”
Twins Maia and Fin Dart, 13, usually play individually, rather than in a pair.
Maia said: “I started playing first, and the Fin took it up a couple of years later.”
Fin said his sister playing was the main reason he took up the guitar.
“We don’t play together too often though, but we both really enjoy it.”
The third set of twins Hayley and Nicole Williams, 14, have been playing for almost ten years, and jokingly said playing guitar together was the only time they spoke.
All six twins are excited to see if they can find more sets of twins who play the guitar together.
Des is asking anyone who knows of any guitar ensembles or orchestras who may be able to help them with their quest to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group will be performing in the Young Guitarists Fund’s Christmas Concert, which will take place on December 6 at the Holy Trinity Church in Barnstaple.