Nevis Ensemble – Scotland’s Street Orchestra, is different. Artistically-led by Holly Mathieson and Jon Hargreaves, the orchestra is committed to taking music to everyone, everywhere through a programme of projects and touring. This energetic, vibrant group is equally at home in a children’s playground or hospital as it is in a supermarket, prison, museum or mountaintop.

 

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Aug
17
Sat
Elena Piras: Bing Anee Inter-Cultural Arts Festival @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm

Saturday 17th August

12:25 – 1:10pm Singing workshop with Elena Piras and Thomas McCarthy

Sunday 18th August

12:00 – 1:00pm Performances from musicians Elena Piras and Thomas McCarthy and Hip-hop Dance with Street Factory CIC

N.B This event is ticketed. Please purchase tickets from the Pitlochry Festival Theatre Box Office by phone on 01796 484626 or online PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

2:00 -3:00pm Singing workshop with Elena Piras and Thomas McCarthy

 

Aug
18
Sun
Alastair Savage: Scots Fiddle Music Old and New @ Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm

Alastair, together with long-time collaborators Euan Drysdale (guitar/piano) and Iain Crawford (double bass), celebrates Scotland’s proud fiddle tradition. Special guests include folk music legend Eddie McGuire (flute), the exuberant Ewan Robertson (whistle, piccolo, flute), Perthshire fiddle ace Pete Clark and also this year a special guest appearance from world renowned piper Rab Wallace. A stunning journey of Scottish culture and festival highlight not to be missed. ‘A must for aficionados, a primer for anyone with a notional interest in Scottish traditional music’ (Herald). ‘Spectacular in simplicity, scope and delivery’ (FolkWords.com).

Dave Arcari: Chicago @ Montrose Saloon, Chicago
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm
Aug
20
Tue
Alastair Savage: History and Tradition @ Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm

A series of informal afternoon performances by one of Scotland’s leading fiddle exponents. Alastair’s critically acclaimed recordings, added to his diverse knowledge of Scottish history, makes him a captivating listen. He will be joined by a different accompanying guest for each of the performances to play and discuss the melodies. An invigorating and soulful hour of music not to be missed. ‘Panache, grace and affection’ (Scotsman). ‘There is a breathtaking effortlessness to Savage’s musical art’ (BrightYoungFolk.com). ‘Alastair Savage is a master of the instrument, both in theory and practice’ (ThreeWeeks).

The Night With…: Duo van Vliet @ Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
Aug 20 @ 8:30 pm

Programme:

This concert is also presented in Glasgow and Aberdeen

The Night With… at the Edinburgh Fringe is part of the Made in Scotland Showcase We are presenting nine concerts of five different programmes as part of the showcase. To view all The Night With… concerts at the fringe go here Made in Scotland

Check all 25 concerts in  The Night With… 2019 season.

 

Debut album with Orchid Classics, Lachrymae ReVisited , is available on iTunesAmazon, Spotify, Presto Classical, and others.

Duo van Vliet are an accordion and viola duo, comprising Rafał Łuc (accordion) and Ian Anderson (viola). They began playing together in January 2011 while they were both students at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Their love of contemporary music led them to name themselves after the late, great Don van Vliet, better known by his avant-garde rock persona, Captain Beefheart. In their inaugural year they reached the final of the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition in London, and since then have dedicated themselves to expanding the viola and accordion repertoire. They make a point of commissioning as many composers as possible to write for them, and have a long list of desired future collaborations, time- and funding-allowing.

Recent highlights include the release of their debut album, Lachrymae ReVisited, on Orchid Classics (made possible by generous support from Creative Scotland, Help Musicians UK, Pigini Accordions, and many of their friends, family, colleagues); performing Georg Friedrich Haas’ double concerto for viola, accordion and chamber ensemble, “….”, with the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (New Music Orchestra), Katowice; their recital at St. Magnus Festival, Orkney, which was recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3; and their debut recital at the National Forum of Music, Wrocław, which included 3 world premieres commissioned by the duo.

https://www.duovanvliet.com/

Aug
21
Wed
The Night With…: Duo van Vliet @ The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm

Programme:

This concert is also presented in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Check all 25 concerts in  The Night With… 2019 season.

 

Debut album with Orchid Classics, Lachrymae ReVisited , is available on iTunesAmazon, Spotify, Presto Classical, and others.

Duo van Vliet are an accordion and viola duo, comprising Rafał Łuc (accordion) and Ian Anderson (viola). They began playing together in January 2011 while they were both students at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Their love of contemporary music led them to name themselves after the late, great Don van Vliet, better known by his avant-garde rock persona, Captain Beefheart. In their inaugural year they reached the final of the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition in London, and since then have dedicated themselves to expanding the viola and accordion repertoire. They make a point of commissioning as many composers as possible to write for them, and have a long list of desired future collaborations, time- and funding-allowing.

Recent highlights include the release of their debut album, Lachrymae ReVisited, on Orchid Classics (made possible by generous support from Creative Scotland, Help Musicians UK, Pigini Accordions, and many of their friends, family, colleagues); performing Georg Friedrich Haas’ double concerto for viola, accordion and chamber ensemble, “….”, with the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (New Music Orchestra), Katowice; their recital at St. Magnus Festival, Orkney, which was recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3; and their debut recital at the National Forum of Music, Wrocław, which included 3 world premieres commissioned by the duo.

https://www.duovanvliet.com/

Aug
22
Thu
Alastair Savage: History and Tradition @ Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburgh
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm

A series of informal afternoon performances by one of Scotland’s leading fiddle exponents. Alastair’s critically acclaimed recordings, added to his diverse knowledge of Scottish history, makes him a captivating listen. He will be joined by a different accompanying guest for each of the performances to play and discuss the melodies. An invigorating and soulful hour of music not to be missed. ‘Panache, grace and affection’ (Scotsman). ‘There is a breathtaking effortlessness to Savage’s musical art’ (BrightYoungFolk.com). ‘Alastair Savage is a master of the instrument, both in theory and practice’ (ThreeWeeks).

The Night With…: Duo Van Vliet @ Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

Programme presented in association with sound:

This concert is also presented in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Check all 25 concerts in  The Night With… 2019 season.

 

Debut album with Orchid Classics, Lachrymae ReVisited , is available on iTunesAmazon, Spotify, Presto Classical, and others.

Duo van Vliet are an accordion and viola duo, comprising Rafał Łuc (accordion) and Ian Anderson (viola). They began playing together in January 2011 while they were both students at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Their love of contemporary music led them to name themselves after the late, great Don van Vliet, better known by his avant-garde rock persona, Captain Beefheart. In their inaugural year they reached the final of the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition in London, and since then have dedicated themselves to expanding the viola and accordion repertoire. They make a point of commissioning as many composers as possible to write for them, and have a long list of desired future collaborations, time- and funding-allowing.

Recent highlights include the release of their debut album, Lachrymae ReVisited, on Orchid Classics (made possible by generous support from Creative Scotland, Help Musicians UK, Pigini Accordions, and many of their friends, family, colleagues); performing Georg Friedrich Haas’ double concerto for viola, accordion and chamber ensemble, “….”, with the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (New Music Orchestra), Katowice; their recital at St. Magnus Festival, Orkney, which was recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3; and their debut recital at the National Forum of Music, Wrocław, which included 3 world premieres commissioned by the duo.

https://www.duovanvliet.com/

Aug
23
Fri
Alastair Savage: Scotland and Beyond with Alice Allen @ St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm

Alastair has performed throughout the world as a traditional and classical performer. Here he blends his versatile fiddle sound with one of Scotland’s rising stars. Cellist Alice Allen has already recorded alongside many of the country’s top artists including former BBC young traditional musician of the year Robyn Stapleton, the multitalented Innes Watson and more recently guitar supremo John Goldie. The concert features great fiddle composers of Scotland’s past including Niel Gow and James Scott Skinner, as well as folk inspired sounds from other nations including Ireland and America.

Aug
31
Sat
Dave Arcari: Linsidfarne Festival @ Linsidfarne Festival
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm