Scottish Ensemble: Court and Country

Thursday 15 Mar, 8:00 pm
posted by Sarabain
£13 | £10 Under 26s, students and Jobseekers | Free to Under 16s and carers (one per paying adult; £5 thereafter)
Theatre Royal 66-68 Shakespeare Street Dumfries DG1 2JH

with Chris Stout, fiddle, and Catriona McKay, Scottish harp

Refined and rustic rhythms from Bartók to Bach

Plus a mini folk session from Chris Stout, Catriona McKay and Scottish Ensemble

What do Baroque music and folk music have in common? Your feet.

Written centuries apart, each piece on this programme is united by an irresistible and inescapably human rhythmic drive, whether in Bach’s heavenly streams of endless notes, the unrelenting gusto of Bartók’s army of strings, or the rugged, haunting flicks and twists of Sally Beamish’s treacherous ocean in her concerto for fiddle and Scottish harp.

Whether dancing in Bach’s court, toiling in Bartók’s fields, or sailing across Beamish’s seas, let us take you on a toe-tapping adventure through rhythm, melody and time.


J.S. Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 with second movement by Sally Beamish
Sally Beamish
J.S. Bach
Violin Concerto in E major

This event will coincide with the launch of the 2018 Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival programme.

For the Scottish Ensembles’ 2017-18 Season Brochure, visit HERE