Tag Archives: music

The Good Life Experience

Taking place in the shadow of two castles on the Hawarden Estate in Flintshire, this festival is absolutely unique and in 2018 The Good Life Experience will celebrate its fifth Birthday. Founded by four friends the Good Life Festival fits in with their idea of The Good Life. The festival epitomises the Good Life, with exceptional raucous music from all over the world curated by…

Medieval Music in the Dales

Medieval Music in the Dales is a weekend celebration of medieval music-making, featuring concerts, workshops, an international exhibition by instrument makers and a great deal of informal playing. Here’s a sneak peak of last years event! Click here to find out more!

National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls Choir perform Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra on the 26th of August.

National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls Choir perform Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra on the 26th of August. A vision of the whole universe ringing and resounding’: that’s how Gustav Mahler described his colossal Eighth Symphony. And the immense forces it requires have understandably earnt it the nickname ‘Symphony of a Thousand’. Combining a stirring hymn to…

National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls Choir Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel

National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls Choir Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel with Royal Scottish National Orchestra on the 15th of August at 7.30pm. The best-loved operatic fairy tale of them all, from internationally renowned opera conductor Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Siblings Hänsel and Gretel flee the grinding hunger and poverty of their home, escaping to…

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland appearance featuring works from Debussey and Boulanger on 9 August at 5pm

National Youth Orchestra of Scotland appearance featuring works from Debussey and Boulanger on 9 August at 5pm. The International Festival’s six-concert celebration of music and young people continues with Scotland’s own hugely accomplished ensemble, famed throughout its long history of exceptional performances for its energy, its insight and its musical exuberance. Under the baton of internationally acclaimed British conductor Paul…

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival was the inspired idea of Rudolf Bing, then the General Manager of Glyndebourne Opera, Henry Harvey Wood, the Head of the British Council in Scotland, and leaders from the City of Edinburgh. It was established in 1947 as a world class cultural event to bring together audiences and artists from around the world. As such a…

Mary’s Hand

Mary’s Hand is a new work of music theatre. Mary Tudor, first Queen of England, invites the audience to participate in her story through an interactive game of cards, much of which resonates with the present: religious conflict; female leadership; England’s relationship with Europe; the role of the monarchy itself.

Chester Celebrates: Heritage Festival Launch

A celebration to launch Chester Heritage Festival, opened by our Town Crier. Speakers include Deborah McAndrews, writer of the 2018 Chester Mystery Plays. Musicians, singers and dancers, provide the entertainment, with dragons, Romans and Vikings in attendance. This prelude will herald over 60 Festival events, celebrating Chester’s cultural heritage, with stories unfolding in venues that are part of our rich…

Pipe Bands Championships, Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

Hosted by The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Bangor will be hosting the Pipe Band Championships. The RSPBA is the recognised Centre of Excellence for the promotion and development of Pipe Band Music internationally. With over 40 bands and 50 Drum Majors competing at this event, it is impressive to spectate and a fantastic day out for all the family.…