Brahms Clarinet Quintet

Aberlady Church, Aberlady

Tickets will be available at Aberlady Church from 6pm for this concert. Cash sales only.

Danish Folk Songs
Janáček String Quartet No 1 ‘Kreutzer Sonata’
Brahms Clarinet Quintet Op115

Danish String Quartet
Mark Simpson Clarinet

Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mark Simpson joins the internationally acclaimed Danish String Quartet in the first of two great clarinet quintets in this year’s Festival. Brahms’s heavenly work is paired here with the powerful psychological drama of the quartet that Janáček based on Tolstoy’s novel ‘Kreutzer Sonata’.

“How these boys can move and excite us! From the first second, they beam with energy and the joy of playing”

Berlingske Tidende, Copenhagen

“The multi-talented young prodigy Mark Simpson”
London Evening Standard

Running time 1 hour 45 mins

Aberlady Church, Aberlady

From the 7th century Aberlady was an important staging post for pilgrims travelling between the monasteries at Lindisfarne and Iona. A fragment of an 8th century cross (now in the National Museum of Scotland) known as the Aberlady Cross is testament to the long Christian history of the village, and a reconstruction of it is housed in the church.

Traces of a mediaeval Culdee chapel have been found on the site but the oldest part of the present parish church is the 15th-century tower. The rest was rebuilt in 1773 and recast in 1886 by William Young who added two aisles on the south that match the post-Reformation burial aisles on the north.

Stained glass is by Edward Frampton, London 1889. A marble monument is attributed to the great neo-classical sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822).

Aberlady Church, Aberlady


Aberlady Church, Aberlady
EH32 0RB

Getting there by bus

Buses 124, X24, X5

Getting there by train

There is no train station in Aberlady.

Getting there by car

On approaching the village from the west on the A198 the church is situated on the left hand side.  If approaching the village from the east the church is situated towards the end of the village on the right hand side.



Free on-street parking in the village. Please leave time to walk.


Tarmac pathway inside church grounds.

Induction Loop:

None on site. Available at Kirk Stable Community Centre in the village.

Wheelchair Access:

Drop off available in church grounds. Tarmac path. Flat access.

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