Music Arran concert with Trio Volant

Music Arran Concert Saturday 18th January, Brodick Hall 1.30 pm Trio Volant Trio Volant are Richard Beards (bassoon), Beatrice Hubble (oboe) and Tom Evans (clarinet). Trio Volant was formed in 2010 whilst all the members were studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. The Trio regularly give formal recitals and lunchtime concerts in and …

From Anne Frank to Walther Hambock

By Alice Maxwell In September I hosted a house concert, Music in the Time of Anne Frank, which was covered by the Voice for Arran and the Arran Banner. Shortly afterwards I received a phone call from Jack Paterson of Whiting Bay who had read the article, and said he had a fascinating story to …

Pianist Santa Ignace to play in Arran

Music Arran present pianist Santa Ignace Saturday 16th November at Arran High school, 7.30 pm Award winning Concert pianist Santa Ignace began her piano studies at the age of six, with her father as her first teacher. She was inspired by her father’s mastery, and unique interpretations of a wide repertoire of jazz, including all …

The Mandolinquents concert

Music Arran presents The Mandolinquents Saturday 19th October in Brodick Hall at 7.30 pm Britain’s first modern mandolin quartet are coming to Arran and will be playing everything from Chopin, Vivaldi, Grieg, to traditional Irish airs and Brazilian folk tunes. Tickets £10 from Arran Events, in advance from Inspirations of Arran in Brodick or on …

A review of the concert ‘Music in the time of Anne Frank’

Deborah Nemko, professor of piano at Bridgewater university in Boston, recently gave a house concert at Alice’s Wonderland BnB in Lamlash entitled “Music in the Time of Anne Frank”, sponsored by The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities. Written by Alice Maxwell. Deborah was born in 1965 in Chicago, and had piano lessons from an early …

The Lochranza Summer Concert

Contributed by Alice Maxwell Lochranza church hosted its hugely popular annual summer concert on 22nd August. The church was packed with locals and visitors who were treated to a varied evening of entertainment by resident and guest performers. The evening began with the rousing hymn Guide Me O Thy Great Jehovah, accompanied by Arco, Arran’s …

Music in the Time of Anne Frank – An evening with Deborah Nemko

Please join us for a recital and talk in Lamlash featuring Deborah Nemko, pianist and professor of music at Bridgewater State University, USA. “Music in the Time of Anne Frank” focuses primarily on Dutch Jewish composers who suffered at the hands of the Nazis. This programme celebrates the piano compositions by Leo Smit, Daniel Belinfante, …

Opera Bohemia to perform in Arran

Music Arran and the McLellan Festival are very excited to present the Scottish opera company, Opera Bohemia, who will be performing their latest production The Merry Widow Saturday 14th September at the Arran High School, 7.30pm Opera Bohemia celebrates its 10th anniversary with one of the world’s best loved operettas, The Merry Widow by Franz …

Music Arran concert Hungrytown

On Saturday 10th August at 7.30pm, American Folk duo Hungrytown will be playing in Whiting Bay Hall. Music Arran writes, “Hungrytown are doing a UK tour in July and August, so we are very honoured that they have chosen to come to Arran. Bring a bottle and your friends and family to enjoy a fun …

Harnessing the Power of Music in Dementia Care

In this article, local MSP Kenneth Gibson reports on the work of the charity Playlist for Life, and tells of the effect music has on people living with dementia as well as on their carers. Music is everywhere and an important part of our lives. The charity Playlist for Life is the country’s leading music …