What's on in 2019
Sun 22 Sept 3pm, 4pm & 5pm
The Mart, East Linton
Red Note Ensemble
Duration: approx. 45 mins - a promenade performance
3pm performance now sold out.
A booking fee of £1 per ticket, up to a maximum of £5 per transaction, will be added to all bookings.
Half price concession for children and students in full time education
Credit: Alicja Wroblewska
Aeolian, by Norwegian composer Maja S K Ratkje, artist Kathy Hinde and Danish accordionist Andreas Borregaard, combines newly-designed air-powered instruments with live musicians to create a new part performance, part kinetic-sculptural work. Inspired by the ‘breath’ of the accordion, Aeolian places Borregaard and his instrument at the centre of the work, both physically and musically.
Autonomous air-activated instruments form a sculptural installation whose sound blends with Red Note’s conventional instruments to create an extraordinary sonic experience in an extraordinary building – East Linton’s historic, beautifully restored, hexagonal Mart.
'With bizarre air-driven contraptions – bellows, fans, snaking tubes and expanding concertinas... Aeolian was an exquisite examination of sound, music, breath and air... lyrical and playful... and utterly bewitching from start to finish'
East Linton’s octagonal timber auction mart dates from about 1900, and is one of the few remaining auction halls of its type, for the sale of cattle, pigs and sheep, in Scotland. Similar buildings, of a form favoured in the south of Scotland for livestock sales, can be found at Newton Stewart, Lockerbie, Castle Douglas and Reston.
The site, close to the railway (which arrived in East Linton in 1846), was bought by agricultural pioneer Thomas Mitchell Innes from local farmer George Rennie, whose engineer brother John Rennie built London Bridge. Innes’s intention was to start a market that could capitalise on the new railway’s proximity, and the present structure thrived until East Linton station closed in 1963. Having fallen into disrepair it was recently saved for the community and restored as a public resource.
The Mart, East Linton
Bus 120 Dunbar to North Berwick
No train station
Free car park
Flat but slightly bumpyWheelchair Access:
Flat access into venue