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 throughout Scotland! We’ll be filling the streets with the sound of chamber music by putting on free, impromptu concerts for members of the public across the country. As 2018 is the Year of Young People, National Chamber Music Day will be packed full of family friendly concerts and opportunities for young people to get involved in listening to, creating and performing chamber music. We will be branching out further than ever before with performances taking place in venues from the Borders to the Highlands as well as more remote areas including the Islands of Orkney, Skye, Arran and Lewis.

Keeping It Green
We are continuing to spread our National Chamber Music Day 2017 message of environmental sustainability by further involving young people in the discussion. Working in partnership with COAST, Music Arran, Eco Savvy and Arran Arts & Theatre Trust, violinists Elspeth Luke and Emily Carr- Martin will be taking their sustainable tour to Arran, visiting local schools and communities with a new “green themed” interactive performance written by composer Matilda Brown.

The duo will be travelling by foot and bike only and you can join them at Lamlash on the final day of their tour. Find recyclable materials to make your very own musical instrument on our COAST Beach Clean and perform in a music workshop at Lamlash Community Theatre. After a busy morning, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a concert from the duo featuring works for two violins.

09.00 / COAST Beach Clean — Meet at The Octopus Centre, Lamlash
11.30 / Youth Music Workshop — Lamlash Community Theatre, Lamlash
14.00 / Concert — Lamlash Community Theatre, Lamlash

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National Chamber Music Day events are free to attend, just turn up on the day.