Brahms Piano Quintet

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton

Sat 21 Sept 3.30pm

Maxwell String Quartet
& Danny Driver

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Four Piano Pieces, Op 119
Piano Quintet in F minor Op 34


Half price concession for children and students in full time education


Photo credit: Eric Richmond / Lammermuir Festival

“The quintet is beautiful beyond measure”, conductor Hermann Levi told Brahms after he had rewritten the Piano Quintet from its earlier string quintet and piano duo incarnations. It is a heroic work on a grand scale and the Maxwell Quartet, hotfoot from their morning concert, team up with Danny Driver for a wonderful afternoon of Brahms, beginning with his elegiac late Intermezzi for solo piano.

'This quartet goes to the very heart of what chamber music is'

Stavanger Aftenblad

'[Driver’s] poise, focus and imagination… this is playing of a most perceptive order'

The Telegraph

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

Bus service 124/X24 from Edinburgh to North Berwick
Bus stop 200m from church

Getting there by train

Nearest station is Drem 4 miles. List of taxis on station noticeboard.

Getting there by car

22 miles from Edinburgh via A1/A198



There are 3 spaces we can reserve for blue badge holders by the church gate. Please email [email protected] if you require one of these spaces. Subject to availability, and first come first served. There is further free parking around the green by the church and also the larger village green.


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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