The popular Whistlebinkies are coming to Bearsden soon

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Kilmardinny Music Circle is proud to present The Whistlebinkies on Friday, January 10, at 7.30pm in Kilmardinny House, Bearsden.

Continue the New Year celebrations with this evening of great music - the perfect way to start 2014!

Scotland’s longest established traditional music ensemble will perform a selection of Scottish classical music from the 1600s through to the present day with music of leading Scottish composer and ‘Binkie’, Eddie McGuire.

The Whistlebinkies have built up a wide and loyal following over 40 years, with listeners surprised by the beauty of melody and power of rhythm growing from the group’s blend of Scottish smallpipes, fiddle, harp, concertina, flute, double bass and drums. Their CDs on Greentrax Recordings and on Claddagh Records attest to their prowess. New pieces from group members including Eddie McGuire (who has had several works performed at Kilmardinny) will feature too - with a new jig and reels by fiddler Alastair Savage. Rab Wallace (pipes), Rhona MacKay (harp), Stuart Eydmann (concertina), Peter Anderson (bodhran, side drum) and Iain Crawford (double bass) are also well know performers and reseachers. They have premiered music by John Cage, with Yehudi Menuhin and with orchestras. They have taken traditional music worldwide - taking in festivals in Europe, USA and a groundbreaking China tour in 1991.

Next concerts include - Burns, heros and inspirations with Jamie MacDougall, tenor & Michael Barnett, piano

on Friday, January 31 at 7.30pm. Jamie MacDougall will introduce to us his musical heros and inspirations and his own seasonal tribute to The Bard.

Schubert death and the maiden, Edinburgh Quartet - on Friday, March 7 at 7.30pm. Scotland’s leading quartet bring us string quartets by Haydn and Janacek and our second Schubert masterwork of the season, his great String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, “Death and the Maiden Quartet”.

Kilmardinny Young Artist Spotlight Series - concerts will feature a local young musicians performing alongside the professional artist. The Spotlight Series is presented in association with the Music School of Douglas Academy.

Single concert tickets (non-members): £10/ Students and school pupils (16 and over): £5 / school pupils (under 16 and accompanied by an adult): FREE.

Memberships from £50 for full season and from £30 for half a season.