Stepping into the cool classicism of the Unitarian Church from the mayhem of a Brighton Fringe Saturday night was already moving back in time: therein to encounter music of quiet lyricism and beautiful melody was so old fashioned that the experience was almost new.

The concert was an unfamiliar treat of familiar tunes, songs and dances - it is all too easy to become accustomed to novelty and noise, and to forget the magic of music that we know almost too well to listen to.

Three solo musicians – Andrew Wickens (violin), Peter Golden (classical guitar and mandolin) with Sylvia Akagi (voice and flute) - performed with informal charm and introductory narration.

It’s fun to know the story behind Cinema Paradiso, learn the hidden tune in Brahms’ lullaby or to hear Wickens demonstrate violin technique before playing cadenzas.

Many pieces were their own arrangements or their particular versions – Akagi singing Santa Lucia in lilting silver threads instead of the more familiar belting tenor was wonderful, and my eyes prickled with emotion from her Lark In The Clear Air.

Schubert, Boccherini, Gounod and Paganini were lucky enough to receive the Classical Folk treatment – and so were we.