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Monzani Trio – Sunday 21October 2018  (flute, violin, cello);

Lee Holland, Flute • Rachel Spencer, Violin • Feargus Egan, Cello. The Monzani Trio is an exciting new partnership between three good friends, all successful performers in their own right, who have a passion for chamber music and an interest in exploring the diverse repertoire for flute, violin and cello.

Monzani Trio

They gave us a virtuoso performance of some wonderful music, largely based on Folk music through the ages.  It was good to hear Eddie McGuires compositions.  He is a regular performer at St Mary’s together with Alastair Savage

Alastair Savage and his Friends – 16th September 2018

Alastair and his friends are now regular annual visitors to St Mary’s.  This year Alastair brought Euan Drysdale and Iain Crawford, who form the regular Scottish Fiddle trio.  All of them are wonderful musicians; and Alastair’s own compositions show off his own unique talents as a composer.  He writes some wonderful, evocative and memorable tunes and melodies.

As always the trio played a mix of Scottish fiddle music from all ages, featuring such well known names as Niel Gow and James Scott Skinner.

Alastair Savage and Friends - The Scottish Fiddle Journey

Alastair Savage and Friends – The Scottish Fiddle Journey

But it was Alastair’s own compositions, this year, which were very much to the fore.  We particularly enjoyed the piece that they played as an encore; A Vanishing Way Of Life,  from Secrets From The Kitty

The trio have said that would like to come back to St Mary’s; we do hope so !

Many thanks to Alastair, Iain and Euan. See you next Year.

Sunday 19 August, 3.00 p.m.: Organ Recital with Mezzo Soprano

We were thrilled to have two superb musicians visit St Mary’s on 19th August. A rally good sized and very appreciative audience enjoyed a wonderful programme of Baroque music

  • Alistair Warwick – Organ Alistair’s passion is enabling people of all abilities to make music. He is Conductor of the Stirling University Choir, Organist & Director of Music at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Stirling, and Conductor of the newly-formed RHET Factor Choir. He founded the Dunblane Chamber Orchestra in 2008, and conducted them in their first three concerts. Alistair first played the organ at the age of 10, at Christ Church, Sidcup.
  • Ulrike Wutscher, Mezzo Soprano . Ulrike Wutscher is an Austrian mezzo-soprano based in Scotland. She regularly appears in opera productions. Additionally to her appearance as an opera singer she also shows great interest in performing lieder and oratorio. She is a keen recitalist and concert singer and has performed in world-renowned venues including the Musikverein in Vienna and St-Martin-in-the-Fields in London.  She is equally at home performing music of the baroque, classical and romantic periods.



Sunday 16 July, 3.00 p.m.: Feis Fhoirt:








Young traditional ceilidh musicians playing fiddles, clarsach, guitar, and mandolin, with some beautiful Gaelic singing.

The Cèilidh Trail is a platform for visitors to Scotland to experience traditional Scottish music in a wide variety of settings. Running over the peak July/August tourist season, the musicians entertain in a range of venues including Folk Clubs, festivals, village halls and tourist attractions throughout central Scotland.

The group comprises of 5 incredible young musicians and offers them the opportunity to receive expert tuition, gain experience of touring and enhance their performance skills. The 2018 Ceilidh Trail musicians are: Hazel Imrie, Thornhill – Fiddle .James Kirkpatrick, Glasgow – Guitar and Vocals.Eilidh MacIntyre, Falkirk- Whistle and Voice.Eoghan McManus, Glasgow – Fiddle.Laureline Morgan-Davies, Alloa – Clarsach

Sunday 20th May 2018

Another really interesting organ recital – this time given by Chris Nickol from New Kilpatrick Paris Church.  In a wide ranging programme and full programme, Chris played the music of many composers including perennial favourites, Bach, Elgar and Maxwell-Davies. Chris’ skilful playing showed the organ off to its full advantage.

Christopher Nickol was born in Cambridge and gained an organ scholarship to the college chapel of Royal Holloway College (University of London). He is currently the organist and Music Director at New Kilpatrick Parish Church. He has a diverse career outwith the Kirk as a teacher, recitalist, conductor and accompanist.  He has performed with many of Scotland’s major choirs and orchestras, and plays frequently at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery. His repertoire includes an imaginative mix of contemporary pop culture pieces with the classics. He has given recitals throughout the UK and overseas, broadcast on BBC Radio and TV, and has recorded five CDs.


Sunday 15th April 2018

The Edinburgh Renaissance Band gave us an entertaining and informative concert  featuring cornetts, sackbuts, shawms, violin, rebec, and other early instruments of every kind. Friendly presentation from director Murray Campbell made “early music” easily accessible.

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

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Sunday 18 March, 3.00 p.m.: Opus Duo: May Halyburton (double bass) and Jane Colvin (cello).

Gave us a wonderful and eclectic programme which was well received by a good sized audience.  we very much enjoyed having the Duo at St Mary’s, despite the very cold weather

Opus Duo at St Mary’s Aberfoyle

  • Opus Duo – Jane Colvin (‘cello) and May Halyburton (double bass)
  • Jane Colvin
  • After graduating from The Royal Academy of Music, London, Jane taught in London and performed with various chamber groups, including solo performances with “The Belmont Ensemble of London” in St Martin’s-in-the-Fields. She has also worked as a music therapist in both England and Scotland. Jane now works as a freelance musician and ‘cello teacher throughout Scotland, performing with many groups including Scottish Opera.
  • May Halyburton
  • May studied double bass at the RSAMD and was awarded the Eugene Cruft Prize for double bass. Following her graduation she took up the post of sub principal bass with Orquestra Simfonica de Balears, Palma de Mallorca. She now plays with a diverse range of groups including jazz musicians, most recently with saxophonist, Richard Ingham and folk musicians James Ross and the South American folk band, Voces del Sur. May also has an interest in baroque music and has played violone or baroque double bass with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Dunedin Consort, Ludus Baroque and Newcastle Baroque.
  • Opus Duo 

    May Halyburton and Jane Colvin

    Opus Duo – May Halyburton and Jane Colvin

  • Opus Duo was formed when two friends, Jane Colvin and May Halyburton joined forces. They have enjoyed discovering the repertoire for cello and double bass alongside commissioning new works from composers at home and abroad. Their performances include original works and arrangements for cello and double bass in all genres.Opus Duo have performed throughout Scotland giving recitals, education workshops for children and taken part in various Enterprise Music Scotland events. Their recital this afternoon will include works by Dragonetti, Elgar, Gounod, Keyper, Neher and Romberg.


Sunday 18th February, 3.00 p.m.: Holland Savaloni duo (Lomond duo)

Lee Holland and Sasha Savaloni are a duo whose energised approach to flute and guitar repertoire engages and entertains audiences.

They gave a wonderful virtuoso performance to a very receptive audience on a very cold day.  How Lee played the virtuoso piece , Carmen Fantasie, is quite beyond me.  Fantastic.  And Sasha’s accompaniments throughout, modest though he is, are brilliant.  Thank you to both of them.



Sunday 21st January 2018 – David Hamilton – Organ Recital

David Hamilton is University Organist at Strathclyde University, teaches at the Music School of Douglas Academy and at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has performed throughout Europe and in North America, Russia and China, and is a Guest Professor at Shanghai Conservatory. His recital at Aberfoyle on Sunday 21st January will explore the organ repertoire from the 17th to 21st centuries, with music from Bach, Widor an

d an improvisation.


Our concert organiser writes:

“This concert was a gem. It was not so much a display of virtuosity – although there was that – as an exposition on organ construction, and the relationship between Buxtehude and Bach, and Widor and Vierne, and their individual contributions to the evolution of organ music. To those who braved the snow, a really enjoyable experience.”

David was reported to be VERY complimentary about the Organ at St Mary’s


Sunday 19th November 2017 – Gordon Ferries  – Organ Recital


Sunday 15th October 2017 Alison McNeil (Voice) and Sasha Savaloni (Guitar)

Alison McNeil and Sasha Savaloni

Alison McNeil and Sasha Sava



Sunday 17th September 2017 – Alastair Savage and his frineds – Scottish Fiddle Music

Alastair Savage and Friends

Scottish Fiddle Concert 17th September 2017




Sunday 20 August 2017 : Dr. Peter Christie, Organist at All  Saints Episcopal Church, Bearsden, Organ Recital.




Feis Fhiort -16th  July 2017



Pippa Reid Foster (and friends) 19th March 2017

Becca Horden and Sarah Clinch - pupils of Pippa Reid-Foster

Becca Horden and Sarah Clinch – pupils of Pippa Reid-Foster





The Gliondar Enemble  19th February 2017

Gliondar Ensemble

Gliondar Ensemble
St Mary’s 19th February




Pistons and Pipes – 15th January 2107



The Kentigern String Quartet – 20th November 2016

Kentigern String Quartet November 2016 at St Marry's

Kentigern String Quartet November 2016 at St Mary’s





Recital by Liam Devlin, Ann Archibald and Lloyd Griffin – 18th September 2016


Lloyd Griffin, Ann Archibald and Liam Devlin at St Mary’s 18th September 2016





Pure Brass – 21st August 2016Pure Brass Facebook Image



Feis Fhiort Sunday 17th July 2016


Scottish Fiddle Journey – 18th June 2016

Scot Fiddle June 2016 P6180132 (2)




Les Trois Blondes 30th October 2015.


Feis Fhiort at St Mary’s- 31st July 2015

Feis Fhiort at St Mary's 31st July 2015

Feis Fhiort at St Mary’s 31st July 2015

Scottish Fiddle Journey – Alastair Savage and Friends 24th April 2015



Voskresenije Russsian Choir – 13th November 2014


Even Older Concerts at St Mary’s

Feis Fhiort July 2014

Frequent Visitors – Telemann Ensemble

Scottish Fiddle Journey May 2014

March 2010 and May 2011

Flutes en Route October 2013

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