14th January 2024:  John Sampson & Gina Baker –  “Blowing Through the Ages!”

Parish Church 3:00pm

John plays a lot of instruments and will chat a little bit about them and play a tune on each one.  

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22nd November 2023: Sarah-Jane Summers & Juhani Silvola – How to Raise the Wind

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.

“How to raise the wind”- through-composed work for string quintet and the duo, that takes inspiration from the fantastic world of Highland folk tales.
5:00pm Rose Logan  will play the fiddle & hardanger fiddle for a workshop on Norwegian dance given by Helen Gray – Dip.RAD, L.I.S.T.D., A.I.D.T.A., Gatehouse venue to be confirmed.

22nd October 2023: Martin Roscoe (Piano) & Fenella Humphreys (Violin)

7:30pm Parish Church

Programme

Robert Schumann – Sonata no. 1 in A minor op. 105

Johannes Brahms – Intermezzo op. 118 no. 2

Clara Schumann – 3 Romances op. 22
J.S. Bach – Ciaccona BWV 1004

Johannes Brahms – Sonata no. 3 in D minor op. 108

Martin & Fenella will run a masterclass at 5:00pm for participants in the “Be Inspired” initiative.

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30th September 2023: Ethan David Loch – Piano Recital

3:00pm – Parish Church

Programme:

Frederick Chopin – Polonaise F sharp minor op 44  no 5
Maurice Ravel – Jeux d’eau
Frederick Chopin – Scherzo E major op 54 no 4
Claude Debussy – Prelude no 7 bk 2 “La terraces des audiences du la lune” & Prelude no 12 bk 2 “Faux d’artifice” (Fireworks)
Frederick Chopin – Ballade no 4 F minor op 52

Ethan will be interviewed by participants of the “Be Inspired” initiative after the concert.

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11th August 2023: Gentle Jazz

7:30pm – Parish Church

Gentle Jazz is a group of mature Dumfries and Galloway performers with many concerts in the region under its belts. Our programmes feature the ‘greats’: the well-loved songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin from the 1920s and 30s, together with the occasional ‘novelty’ from the 1960s. Our style is mainly 60s ‘bebop’ jazz, with a touch of bossanova  (not to mention some audience participation) here and there. We aim to provide good entertainment whilst avoiding excessive din at all costs!

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23 March 2023: The Brodsky Quartet

7:30pm Gatehouse Parish Church

The programme comprises Borodin’s Scherzo in D major from Les Vendredis, Tanaka – At the Grave of Beethoven, Beethoven Quartet Op 135 and after the interval Ravel – Quartet in F major.

The Brodsky Quartet is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, and we like to think we still look young enough for that to be almost unbelievable!

25 February 2023: Quartet Malamatina

3:00pm Gatehouse Parish Church

Formed while studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Quartet Malamatina is an international guitar quartet comprised of Tim Beattie (Canada), Finlay Hay (Scotland), Ross Morris (England), and Lenny Ranallo (USA).

The programme included Bocherrini, Peter Maxwell Davis, Tangos and Scottish folk melodies.

“These guys really know how to make their guitars sing! With their immensely colourful, lyrical and expressive playing, the Malamatina Quartet create magic.” Laura Snowden

www.quartetmalamatina.com

22 December 2022: Piano Recital

2.00-3.00pm Gatehouse Parish Church

Classical Piano recital to welcome the Gatehouse Music Society’s Steinway Concert Grand Piano

Pianist: Bill Thomson (Organist of Gatehouse Parish Church)

A short programme of piano favourites by Beethoven, Brahms, Gershwin and Mussorgsky. Followed by a short interactive Christmas musical quiz

Photo: Benjamin Ealovega

9 November 2022:  Steven Osborne

In partnership with Absolute Classics

7:30pm The Cochrane Hall Kirkcudbright 

“Some pianists gild everything they touch with their own personality; some are like chameleons, finding a new colour for each composer. Last night the wonderful Scottish pianist Steven Osborne did both, which lent the whole evening a miraculous air…every note seemed to vibrate with intelligence” The Daily Telegraph
Steven played Debussy and Schubert.

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12 November 2022: Video Gaming Workshop

First ever gaming course on 12th November from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in The Mill on the Fleet
Come and Create – Dr Niall Moody from Abertay University, presented a workshop on how sound  and atmosphere work in gaming.
The event was FREE and for 14 to 18 year olds.   14 young people attended.

Photo: Sarah Cresswell

17 October 2022: Meet the Authors

Come and meet and chat with Jackie Thomas and Paul Cassidy from the Brodsky String Quartet.


The Mill on the Fleet

Jackie and Paul talk about their experiences in the Quartet and their recent books.  A unique opportunity to meet with members of one of the UK’s most loved string quartets.

Photo: Sane Seven

14 October 2022: Joshua Ellicott

accompanied by Anna Tilbrook

Gatehouse Parish Church

Schubert: Der Musensohn; Frühlingsglaube; Die Forelle; Ständchen; Nacht und Träume

Handel: Where’er You Walk (Semele); Fatto inferno, Pastorello d’un povero; Armento (Rodelinda); Ombra mai Fu  (Xerxes)

Vaughan-Williams: The Water Mill; The New Ghost; Linden Lea; Silent Noon

Quilter: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal; Go Lovely Rose; Love’s Philosophy

Ireland: Sea Fever

Hahn: La Barcheta

Roberton: Selection from Songs of the Isles

20 May 2022:  Martin Roscoe

The Mill on the Fleet

Beethoven Sonata in C minor Op.13 “Pathetique “

Schubert 2 Impromptus D.935 Nos. 3&4

Brahms 3 Intermezzi Op. 117

Liszt Sonetto del Petrarca 104

Liszt Legend No.2 St.Francis de Paule walking on the waves

12 March 2021: Five Hundred Years of Song

Gatehouse Parish Church

Performers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland directed by Helen Lawson

Soprano Ines Mayhew-Begg,  guitarist Ross Morris, tenor James McIntyre  

A programme of duets and solo pieces for soprano and tenor from Baroque to the 20th century.