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Holcombe Duo

English alphorn duo Helen and Neil Grundy welcome you to our website

As French horn players, we both developed an early interest in the sound and romance of the alphorn. ------------------------------------------------------------ Although the alphorn is deeply rooted in Swiss tradition, we are keen to widen interest in the instrument and its music in Britain. (Please read complete article in 'about us' category)

Swiss National Day – August 1st

Youtube Videos Posted on Sat, August 11, 2018 17:10:15

Swiss National Day 2018
August 1st
Covent Garden, London, with The Ministry Of Fun.

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Click on the picture to hear Holcombe Duo rehearsing in Harpole Church on July 30th, before heading for Covent Garden.

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Alphorns in Tottington Methodist Church

Youtube Videos Posted on Wed, January 31, 2018 11:43:48

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December 7th-9th 2017

Tottington Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival


September 10th 2017

8th Alphorntreffen, Seebenalp



Youtube Videos Posted on Wed, March 15, 2017 10:49:17

August 2016

play ‘Szwischenbergler’ at Hotel Beausite, Beatenberg

December 2015

THE HOLCOMBE ALPHORN DUO performing at The Lowry, Salford.
The Sound of Music Press Night


August 2015

THE HOLCOMBE ALPHORN DUO performing at the ‘Alte Post’ during the Grindelwald ‘Strassenfest’, held every Wednesday evening during July and August.


September 2014

Schwarzsee, above Zermatt. Posted by Bob Hallett, Canada.
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We met Bob and Anne Hallett, from Calgary, when we were staying at Schwarzee, high above Zermatt. Bob posted this video of us playing ‘Westschweizer’, a traditional alphorn melody.

September 2014

THE HOLCOMBE ALPHORN DUO performing in Saas Fee with Josef Fux and Paul Schwery from Naters, Brig

August 2013

Cologne Cathedral.

A very short video taken at a Practice session on our way to Grindelwald, Switzerland.


Holcombe Duo perform on the Allalin

Youtube Videos Posted on Sun, October 25, 2009 14:14:47

September 10th 2009

Holcombe Duo perform the ‘Westschweizer Chorale’ on the Allalin at 3,500 metres

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