Category Archives: Festivals

Lammermuir Festival 2011

It’s difficult to believe that East Lothian-based readers will not have heard of The Lammermuir Festival 2011, which kicked off yesterday, but just in case click here to find out more. Last year’s inaugural festival was excellent with an unbelievable range of genres and venues. I’m attending seven concerts over the next eight days and will be reviewing for Bachtrack here.  Many East Lothian pupils will be involved, gaining valuable, hand-on experience of life in the arts.

Edinburgh International Guitar Festival

Guitarists in the Edinburgh/Lothians area may be interested in this year’s Edinburgh International Guitar Festival, run by my friend and colleague, Mike McGeary. Amongst other things, the weekend (23/24 Sept) features two recitals in Duddingston Kirk (map here) – both of which are open to the public:

Friday 23 Sept at 19:30 – Sean Shibe (2011 Gold Medalist in ROSL Annual Music Competition) – read a crit where The Herald’s Michael Tumelty explains how Sean ‘turned him on to classical guitar’

Saturday 24 Sept at 19:30 – Allan Neave, Lecturer in Guitar at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

During the day of Saturday 24, Allan will be running a workshop and masterclass.

You can see/download details of all the above here: Festival Brochure 2011