Scottish Ensemble Court & Country, 13-16th March 2018

Scottish Ensemble Court & Country, March 2018 with Chris Stout & Catriona McKay

Bach | Sally Beamish | Bartók

Eden Court, Inverness Tue 13 Mar 2018 at 7:30 pm

The Beacon Arts Centre, GreenockWed 14 Mar 2018 at 7:30 pm

Theatre Royal, Dumfries Thu 15 Mar 2018 at 7:30 pm

Caird Hall, Dundee Fri 16 Mar 2018 at 7:30 pm



J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 with second movement by Sally Beamish

Sally Beamish Seavaigers

J.S. Bach Violin Concerto in E major

Bartók Divertimento

Plus a collaboration of new music from Chris Stout, Catriona McKay and Scottish Ensemble

Fiddle Chris Stout

Scottish harp Catriona McKay

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.

photo by Kris Kesiak

photo by Kris Kesiak

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.

© Catriona McKay 2015