Music Arran Concert with Escocia Duo

The Escocia Duo will be performing at the next Music Arran concert, on Saturday 16th March, in Brodick Hall at 7.30 pm. Newly established duo Chilean Guitarist Roberto Kuhn and Yorkshire Violinist Katrina Lee play a diverse variety of music ranging from Paganini to Piazzolla. Roberto Hernán Kuhn Versluys is a Masters student, studying at …

Music Arran concert in February – The Magnard Ensemble

The Magnard Ensemble will be performing on Saturday 16th February in Brodick Hall, at 7.30pm, and will be playing works by Ligetti, MacMillan, Bach, Orban, Mozart. “A hugely gifted ensemble of the younger generation, the chemistry between the five players is magical, the maturity and sensitivity of their playing is a delight!’”  Paul Patterson – composer The MAGNARD …

Music Arran concert Pure Brass

Pure Brass, will play an afternoon concert in Brodick Hall on Saturday 19th January at 2pm. Pure Brass, are one of the UK’s most established brass quintets. The quintet features Bede Williams, Andrew Connell- Smith and Iain Archibald on trumpets, Feargus Kerr on French Horn, Chris Mansfield on trombone and Danielle Price on Tuba. Since their …

Music Arran present AB24

The next Music Arran concert is on Saturday 17th November in Brodick Hall at 7.30pm, with music from AB24 Aberdeen Baroque. AB24 Aberdeen Baroque are a violin, piano, and cello trio, and will be playing music by Bach and Vivaldi. AB24 is a new ensemble offering a myriad of different instrumental combinations. Its three players between them …

Music Arran presents Sax Ecosse

On Saturday 20th October, the saxophone quartet, Sax Ecosse will play in Brodick Hall, at 7.30pm Sax Ecosse is a vibrant saxophone quartet which has enjoyed considerable success as a chamber ensemble throughout the UK and Europe. Recent engagements range from The Edinburgh International Festival, The Usher Hall, Emerging Artist Series, Celtic Connections, and Cottiers …

McLellan Festival Fiddle Workshop

On Thursday 6th September there will be a fiddle workshop at the High school at 2.00pm, with renowned fiddler Paul Anderson. If there are any fiddlers out there, this sounds like a workshop not to be missed! It is open to both young people at the High school and adults. Paul is one of the most …

National Chamber Music Day in Arran

September 15th is National Chamber Music Day, and Enterprise Music Scotland along with Music Arran and Coast, are running an ‘Eco music’ themed day in Lamlash. The organisers at Enterprise Music Scotland write: On the 15th of September, Enterprise Music Scotland (EMS) will host National Chamber Music Day 2018, the event which celebrates chamber music …

Music Arran concert – Rose Room

Rose Room will be playing at Whiting Bay Hall on Friday 28th September at 7.30pm Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by the Gypsy Jazz genre. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their “vigorous and vivacious” …

‘Music Arran’ Double Bill 24th and 25th August

On the weekend of 24th and 25th August, Music Arran present two concerts. On Friday night the Portuguese pianist Joana Gama and violinist Sandie Bishop will play at the High School in Lamlash, and on Saturday night the jazz group Swing 2018 will play in Whiting Bay, accompanied by vocalist Seonaid Aitken. Friday 24th August …

Arran Folk Festival 2018 Review

Arran Folk Festival by Nickey Summer The sun shone down on a friendly bunch of musicians on Arran last weekend, as the annual Folk festival once again played out in Brodick. Open music sessions at the Douglas were packed with both musicians and listeners alike. Our very own ‘Uncle’ Keith Robertson was the MC adding his …