Lammermuir Journey I with ZRI – Schubert at the Hedgehog Tavern

Humbie Church, Humbie

Sat 14 Sept 10.30am

Duration: 50 mins approx

Book all 3 concerts for £36

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String Quintet (arr. ZRI)

Free ticket for any school student attending with a full price ticket holder 18+

Half price ticket for students aged 16+ in full time education

A Lammermuir Journey with ZRI - Schubert at the Hedgehog Tavern at Lammermuir Festival

ZRI is named after the famous Viennese café Zum Roten Igel (The Red Hedgehog) where musicians like Schubert and Brahms heard gypsy and folk music. Beginning with their radical re-scoring of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet, this group of multi talented musicians has developed equally captivating programmes which re-imagine great works by Schubert and Janácek. This evocative musical journey visits three of our favourite historic churches in some of the county’s most beautiful countryside.

ZRI’s Schubert at the Red Hedgehog Tavern is a brilliant re-scoring of Schubert’s great String Quintet, weaving Hungarian and gypsy tunes into a piece that was originally deeply inspired by folk traditions.

Humbie Kirk, Humbie

Secluded in a little valley by Humbie Burn just to the north of the hamlet of Humbie, this charming little church was built on the site of a pre-Reformation church in 1800.

The T-plan Gothic building designed by James Tod was altered and expanded by David Bryce in 1866. The chancel was added in 1932.

The east window, depicting scenes from the life of King David, was designed by Douglas Strachan (who designed the glass in the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle) in 1950.

The organ, by the Edinburgh builder David Hamilton (c 1840), came originally from the Norwegian Seamen’s Chapel in Leith.

Humbie Kirk, Humbie


Humbie Kirk, Humbie
EH36 5PA

Getting there by bus

Humbie is not served by a bus.

Getting there by train

There is no train station in Humbie

Getting there by car

Humbie is on the B6368, off the A68. There is a car park at the church and car parking in the village. You will be assisted by volunteer stewards who will be visible on arrival and direct you to an available space. Please allow plenty of time to arrive, park and walk to the church. The concert will start promptly. Latecomers can only be admitted if there is a suitable break. Thank you for your understanding.



Volunteer stewards will direct you on arrival to a free car park, down the hill, in the dell, by the church. Once this becomes full, stewards will direct you to parking in the village. Pleae allow time to park and walk to the venue. Concerts will start promptly. Latecomers can only be admitted if there is a suitable break in the repertoire. Thank you for your understanding.

We can offer 2 spaces immediately outside the church grounds for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.


There is a relatively steep tarmac single track road down the hill to the church from village. The car park is rought. There is a paved path to church.

Induction Loop:

No toilets in the church. It is a short walk to the adjacent hall where male and female toilets are available.

Wheelchair Access:

Wheelchair access

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