Richard Stanbrook was born in Newbury, Berkshire on 10th January 1954. Upon leaving school in 1971, he enlisted in the Army and served with the Royal Corps of Transport Staff-Band. In October 1977, Stanbrook transferred to the Royal Military Academy Band Corps, Sandhurst and was its music arranger until expiry of contract in July 1981. Stylistically, Stanbrook does not belong to any school of “ism” and eschews modernity for its own sake. The language, although tonal, has an uncompromising directness which some listeners have found disturbing.

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Aug
21
Mon
Electric Voice Theatre: Scottish Superwomen of Science @ Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 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.

Eddie McGuire: Mary Queen of Scots the concert @ artspace@StMarks, venue 125
Aug 21 @ 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: Scotland and Beyond @ St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm

Alastair is joined by virtuoso cellist Tom Rathbone for a concert of fiddle music inspired by Scotland and beyond. Featuring music inspired by WWii sites in Northern France alongside classic Scots fiddle repertoire by Niel Gow, Robert MacKintosh and William Marshall.

Aug
22
Tue
Electric Voice Theatre: Scottish Superwomen of Science @ Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 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 22 @ 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).

Aug
23
Wed
Eddie McGuire: Mary Queen of Scots the concert @ artspace@StMarks, venue 125
Aug 23 @ 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 23 @ 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).

Hilary Brooks: Doris, Dolly and the Dressing Room Divas @ Gilded Balloon at Rose Theatre, Edinburgh
Aug 23 @ 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).

Aug
24
Thu
Eddie McGuire: Mary Queen of Scots the concert @ artspace@StMarks, venue 125
Aug 24 @ 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 24 @ 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).