Haydn Coffee Concert II

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Tue 18 Sept 11am

Van Kuijk Quartet

Duration approx. 1 hour 30 mins, includes coffee break

String Quartet Op 76 No 5 in D major
Divertimento in F major K138
String Quartet Op 18 No 3 in D major

Half price concession for children and students in full time education

Cakes by Falko
Cakes by Falko


Credit: Nikolaj Lund

Our weekday morning coffee concerts have quickly become established as the essential start to a Lammermuir Festival day. This year we move to Haddington’s charming Georgian Episcopal church for five programmes, each including one of Haydn’s wonderful string quartets.

Two superb young quartets share the honours: the Van Kuijk Quartet from France, winners of the 2015 Wigmore Hall International Competition and current BBC New Generation Artists; and Scotland’s own Maxwell Quartet, who triumphed in last year’s Trondheim International Competition.

Coffee and cakes from Falko, our German ‘Konditormeister’, are included in the ticket price and will be served from 11am. Concerts start at approx. 11.30am.

'All four players contribute to the extensive colour palette, precise blending and, where apt, the sense of fun that makes these well-judged, serious performances so vivid.'

The Guardian

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Holy Trinity stands on the site of a Franciscan friary (the original ‘Lamp of Lothian’ before that title passed to St Mary’s Church nearby) which was built here in the 13th Century. The friary was demolished in 1572, and almost two centuries later, in 1769, work was begun on a ‘qualified’ Anglican chapel which was finally consecrated as Holy Trinity in 1815. The present chancel was added and the interior remodelled in an attractive neo-Byzantine style in 1930.


Holy Trinity Church, Haddington


Holy Trinity Church, Haddington
EH41 3EX

Getting there by bus

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. All drop off in the High St, approx. 5 mins walk to the church.

Getting there by train

Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem. Taxi info on station notice board.

Getting there by car

Haddington is 20 miles East of Edinburgh along the A1 dual carriageway. Travelling East take the first or second exit to Haddington. Venue at east end of town.



There is Free on street car parking on road outside the church grounds and in the vicinity.

We can cone off 3 spaces inside the church grounds for blue badge holders. Please email admin@Lammermuirfestival.co.uk to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.

11am on 15 Sept – BB spaces are now booked – free on-street car parking outside venue grounds


Gravel path with flat access into venue

Induction Loop:

One toilet, not adapted.

Wheelchair Access:

Almost flat access via front door. Small lip to entrance.

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