A Musical Journey I

Haydn String Quartet in D minor Op 103
Britten A Birthday Hansel for soprano and harp
Beethoven String Quartet in F Op 18 No 1

Navarra String Quartet
Libby Crabtree soprano
Emily Hoile harp

(please note change of artist)

The Navarra Quartet’s Mozart journey was one of the highlights of the 2010 festival.  These outstanding young players return to lead another day of music-making in beautiful East Lothian locations.

This year they focus on Beethoven quartets and late pieces by Britten, starting at Dirleton’s charming village kirk.  Britten’s Birthday Hansel, settings of Burns lyrics composed for the Queen Mother, make a lovely interlude between Haydn’s last quartet and the Beethoven.


Running Time 1 hour approx

Price £10 (£6 students)
The Musical Journey Offer Tickets can be bought for individual performances (prices shown) or you can buy a ticket for all three Musical Journeys for £30 (£15 students)

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton

Dirleton is one of the most picturesque of East Lothian's many beautiful villages, and its church, Dirleton Kirk, dedicated to St Andrew, is a real gem.

Built in 1612 to replace the parish church along the coast at Gullane which was continually being inundated by sand, this long, low-eaved church with its square, gothic-topped tower is built of warm pink sandstone.

Its striking Archerfield Aisle (1664) is Scotland's earliest example of neo-classical architecture. Inside, the mellow light filters through some especially fine stained glass.

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton


Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton
EH39 5EH

Getting there by bus

The following buses pass through Dirleton:
EAST COAST BUSES: x5, 124, 125
Please check timetables before booking your tickets.

Getting there by train

The nearesr train station is at Drem.

Getting there by car

Dirleton is just off the A198.



There is free parking in the village.

We can offer 3 spaces immediately by the church gate for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.


Gravel path to the church. Flat access into the venue.

Induction Loop:

One non adapted unisex toilet off lobby.

Wheelchair Access:

Stepped access. Assistance would be required and will be available.

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