10th Lammermuir Festival launch programme

Since 2010, The Lammermuir Festival has brought beautiful music to beautiful places in a host of rural and town settings, sometimes in surprising venues, nestling between the Lammermuir Hills and the sea. Born of a conviction that historic architecture and beautiful landscape can create the ideal environment for great music-making, the Festival has consistently and carefully matched the highest calibre of musicians and music to its venues, making Lammermuir Festival the special musical experience for which it has become known.

The 10th Lammermuir Festival features a programme of musical and geographical journeys which which affirm the endless possibilities of music in this beautiful part of Scotland.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, said: “EventScotland are delighted to be supporting the 10th Lammermuir Festival through our Beacon Funding Programme. The Lammermuir area is the perfect stage for such an event, offering the opportunity for visitors to discover new places and unique concert experiences in some of Scotland’s finest historic buildings and unexpected venues.

Festival founders and co-artistic directors Hugh Macdonald and James Waters said, “We really cannot believe that this is our 10th Festival and we are celebrating in style. Our major musical journeys with Quatuor Mosaïques, Adam Walker, Roderick Williams and Ensemble in Residence the Dunedin Consort are only starting points for a musical feast which we hope will thrill our audiences.”

Head of Music at Creative Scotland, Alan Morrison said, “ To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Lammermuir Festival has crafted a perfectly balanced programme that travels from Palestrina’s 16th-century peak of polyphony to Stuart MacRae’s 21st-century reshaping of the Prometheus myth. The human voice has a starring role this year, from opera to ensemble to soloist, and even silent cinema star Charlie Chaplin has something to say as ZRI perform live at a screening of classic short The Adventurer. It’s particularly pleasing to see so many of Scotland’s best musicians performing at world-class level in these wonderful local locations, underlining the quality and uniqueness of this much-loved event.”

The 2019 Lammermuir Festival is most grateful to the many public and private investors whose support has made this Festival possible. In particular we thank Creative Scotland, EventScotland, BBC Radio 3, The Lamp of Lothian and sponsors McInroy & Wood, Turcan Connell and Take One Media.  Support from The Binks Trust, Dunard Fund, Penpont Charitable Trust and the Stevenston Charitable Trust has this year been supplemented by donations from a growing number of individuals whose commitment is vital and greatly appreciated.

For more information on the festival, please visit the website here.

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