Born in Ayr. Rory Boyle was a chorister at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, and studied composition with Frank Spedding at the RSAMD, as well as piano, organ, clarinet and conducting. A Caird Travelling Scholarship enabled him to continue his studies with Lennox Berkeley in London.



Mondays At One: Woodwind – Rory Boyle Celebration @ Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fraser Langton and James Willshire perform a recital for the launch of Rory Boyle’s Music for Clarinet CD (Delphian Records)

Scottish Arts Club: Scottish Composers Concert @ Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh
Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm

Contemporary music from Scotland for violin and piano performed by Feargus Hetherington (violin) and Lliam Paterson (piano)

Presented by the Scottish Arts Club, this recital will focus on the music of a group of Scotland’s contemporary composers, including three SMC members (Rory Boyle, Eddie McGuire and John McLeod).

Eddie McGuire: Rant

Iain Matheson: Mirror

Iain Matheson: Next

Rory Boyle: Lament

Gareth Williams: Worry-Doll

John McLeod: The Song of Icarus

Stuart MacRae: The lif of this world

Feargus Hetherington: In the mornin’

James MacMillan: Tryst [upon the poem by William Souter]


Ticket price includes a glass of wine and canapés at the interval.