Bach And Buxtehude

Garvald Village Hall, Garvald

Sun 17 Sept 3pm

Huw Daniel, Alison McGillivray and Jan Waterfield

Duration 2 hours

Sonata in A major Op 2 No 5
Trio Sonata in E major
Sonata in E minor for violin and basso continuo BMV 1023
Sonata in B-flat major Op 1 No 4

Viola da gamba

Half price concession for children and students in full time education


Credit: Lammermuir Festival

The 20 year old Bach is said to have walked 250 miles to hear Buxtehude play and ‘to comprehend one thing and another about his art’. And no wonder – Buxtehude was as brilliant a composer as an organist and it’s fascinating to hear his music alongside that of his young admirer.

Telemann’s music, too, is thrillingly inventive – in fact, he rather than Bach had been Leipzig’s first choice as Cantor in 1722. Three highly regarded virtuoso performers offer a truly rich baroque musical experience in our first visit to Garvald’s charming village hall.

'In the seven years since it was founded, the Lammermuir Festival has established itself as a serious presence in the Scottish music calendar – even more varied and adventurous.'

The Herald

Garvald Village Hall

Garvald is one of East Lothian’s prettiest villages, its name derived from the Gaelic garbh allt, meaning rough burn or stream.

The distinctive reddish-pink stone of most of its buildings came from nearby Rattlebags Quarry, which also supplied the material for many of Haddington’s important buildings, including St Mary’s Church.

The Village Hall was originally a church, built around 1845, with the later addition of a tower.

The hall is now run by a trust and is the busy centre of village life, with a community orchard of apple and plum trees at the front planted for the benefit of residents.

Garvald Village Hall


Garvald Village Hall
EH41 4LN

Getting there by bus

There is no longer a public bus service to Garvald. Nearest bus from Edinburgh stops in Haddington.

Getting there by train

No station. Train stations are Drem and Dunbar, both approx. 10 miles away.

Getting there by car

Garvald is a village in the Lammermuir Hills off the B6370 Stenton to Gifford road.



Free on street parking in village and 8 parking bays off road in front of hall.


Access road is tarmac, up an incline. The hall is all on one level so fully accessible for wheelchairs throughout.

Induction Loop:

There are toilets inside hall for male and female and a separate accessible/disabled toilet. There are also toilets on the village road.

Wheelchair Access:

There is a flat driveway up to the hall for drop offs but not for parking which is available on the main road through the village.

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