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Calendar

Aug
18
Fri
Eddie McGuire: Mary Queen of Scots the concert @ artspace@StMarks, venue 125
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Passion, intrigue and murder: Mary, Queen of Scots comes alive in three newly commissioned pieces from top contemporary composers, exploring in her own words, love and betrayal with inspirational nobility. ‘Astounding, amazing, electric. Louise Macdonald at her most glorious’ (Liz Scobie, Chairman, West End Festival, 2015).

Alastair Savage: Alone with History @ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh
Aug 18 @ 2:30 pm

A series of solo concerts celebrating the magical Scots fiddle tradition by one of the country’s leading exponents. Alastair’s critically acclaimed 2016 album Alone With History features melodies by Niel Gow and James Scott Skinner alongside a unique tribute to Rabbie Burns. The performance represents a heartfelt journey of Scottish history. ‘A must for aficionados, a primer for anyone with a notional interest in Scottish traditional music’ (Keith Bruce, Herald) ‘There is a breathtaking effortlessness to Savage’s musical art: technical and intricate without ever overshadowing the music itself’ (Su O’Brien, BrightYoungFolk.com).

Dave Arcari @ The Cluny @ The Cluny, Newcastle
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hilary Brooks: Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas @ Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre, Edinburgh
Aug 18 @ 8:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Secrets, songs and love lives of five legendary divas in a five-star smash hit from double Scotsman Fringe First winner Morag Fullarton. Three make-up ladies bitch, harmonise and laugh as they entertain us with hilarious, heartbreaking, irreverent tales from the dressing rooms of Doris, Dolly, Judy and Liza: of backstage mammas, absent fathers, gay husbands, flunked auditions, sublime singing and the filthiest Julie Andrews ever to grace the boards. Sold out at its Fringe premiere in 2015, the show has received rave reviews. ‘Genius!’ (Robbie Coltrane). ‘Rapturous, witty, impressive’ (Glasgow Herald).

John McLeod: Complete Piano Works (recital 1) @ Stoller Hall
Aug 18 @ 10:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Murray McLachlan will perform the complete John McLeod Piano Music in four late night recitals (well over 140 minutes of exciting, vibrantly individual sonatas and pieces). John is the first ‘composer in residence’ on the summer school and was recently awarded the CBE. He is without question one of the most outstanding composers of modern times.

Recital 1
Sonata No.1
12 Preludes
Fantasy on themes from Britten’s ‘Gloriana’ for guitar, transcribed for solo piano in 2017 by Murray McLachlan – World Premiere

Aug
19
Sat
Alastair Savage: Alone with History @ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh
Aug 19 @ 2:30 pm

A series of solo concerts celebrating the magical Scots fiddle tradition by one of the country’s leading exponents. Alastair’s critically acclaimed 2016 album Alone With History features melodies by Niel Gow and James Scott Skinner alongside a unique tribute to Rabbie Burns. The performance represents a heartfelt journey of Scottish history. ‘A must for aficionados, a primer for anyone with a notional interest in Scottish traditional music’ (Keith Bruce, Herald) ‘There is a breathtaking effortlessness to Savage’s musical art: technical and intricate without ever overshadowing the music itself’ (Su O’Brien, BrightYoungFolk.com).

Eddie McGuire: Mary Queen of Scots the concert @ artspace@StMarks, venue 125
Aug 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Passion, intrigue and murder: Mary, Queen of Scots comes alive in three newly commissioned pieces from top contemporary composers, exploring in her own words, love and betrayal with inspirational nobility. ‘Astounding, amazing, electric. Louise Macdonald at her most glorious’ (Liz Scobie, Chairman, West End Festival, 2015).

Electric Voice Theatre: Scottish Superwomen of Science @ Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2016 Fringe award-winner Frances M Lynch returns, celebrating breakthroughs by Scottish women scientists in genetics, geology, computing, engineering, astronomy, marine biology, mobile phones, etc. Musical drama featuring new sounds fashioned from traditional and classical songs by Scottish women composers, some co-created with women scientists for Minerva Scientifica: Patron, Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music. Staged at Valvona & Crolla, Scotland’s oldest Italian deli, featuring a free dedicated app.

Hilary Brooks: Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas @ Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre, Edinburgh
Aug 19 @ 8:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Secrets, songs and love lives of five legendary divas in a five-star smash hit from double Scotsman Fringe First winner Morag Fullarton. Three make-up ladies bitch, harmonise and laugh as they entertain us with hilarious, heartbreaking, irreverent tales from the dressing rooms of Doris, Dolly, Judy and Liza: of backstage mammas, absent fathers, gay husbands, flunked auditions, sublime singing and the filthiest Julie Andrews ever to grace the boards. Sold out at its Fringe premiere in 2015, the show has received rave reviews. ‘Genius!’ (Robbie Coltrane). ‘Rapturous, witty, impressive’ (Glasgow Herald).

John McLeod: Complete Piano Works (recital 2) @ Stoller Hall
Aug 19 @ 10:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Murray McLachlan will perform the complete John McLeod Piano Music in four late night recitals (well over 140 minutes of exciting, vibrantly individual sonatas and pieces). John is the first ‘composer in residence’ on the summer school and was recently awarded the CBE. He is without question one of the most outstanding composers of modern times.

Recital 2
Sonata No.2
3 Protest Pieces
Sonata No.3