Welcome to the Gatehouse Music Society’s 2023/24 season.
Welcome to our 2023/24 season of concerts and events,
This season is especially important for the Music Society as in 2024 we mark the 75th anniversary of the Gatehouse Music Society.
Aberdeen (90th), we acknowledge with heartfelt thanks your continued support
Music Matters became the inspiration and theme behind our 2023/24 season. We are delighted to bring to your door step amazingly talented and truly excellent artists. Through our concerts and events we can together celebrate the enjoyment and power of music.
We are also building upon our “Be Inspired” initiative for young persons that we started last November. Events include an interview with Ethan Loch, a masterclass given by Martin Roscoe and Fenella Humphreys and by the Colin Currie Quartet and on the 5th November, our young musicians will give an afternoon concert.
Our membership is £50 for seven concerts and free entry to all our events.
Tickets on the door £15 per concert.
Next Concert: 22nd November 7:30pm Parish Church
Traditional and experimental sounds unite in the music of this Scottish/Finnish duo Sarah-Jane Summers and Juhani Silvola, based in Norway. Each of their four albums was awarded Top Of The World status from Songlines, and their 3rd album, The Smoky Smirr o Rain, was nominated for a Norwegian Grammy.
Our programme at a glance
11th August – Gentle Jazz – Parish Church 7:30pm
30th September – Ethan Loch Piano recital – Parish Church 3:00pm
22nd October – Martin Roscoe & Fenella Humphrey’s violin & piano recital – Parish Church 7:30pm
5th November – Concert by “Be Inspired” Participants- Parish Church 3:00pm
22nd November – “How to raise the wind” – Scottish Folk Music – Parish Church 7:30pm
Norwegian dance workshop with Rose Logan, Hardanger Fiddle, and dance expert Helen Gray. 5:30pm
14th January 2024 – John Sampson & Frances Scott – Parish Church 3:00pm
27th April – Colin Currie Quartet – Castle Douglas Town Hall 7:30pm
in collaboration with Dumfries Music Society.
Other Local Concerts
The Gatehouse Music Society has been organising concerts – mainly classical chamber, but occasionally jazz – for over 73 years. Indeed, music making in Gatehouse goes back some 200 years, initially at the behest of the Church, but later due to the formation of various secular music groups and bands.
Over the years, the Music Society has become recognised for welcoming international, well known performers, up and coming musicians and musicians and ensembles from across the region.
Concerts usually take place in the Gatehouse of Fleet Parish Church and the Faed Gallery at The Mill on the Fleet. Both the church and the Faed Gallery have a wonderful acoustic. The Society organises four concerts a year- typically two in the autumn and two in the winter.