Heath Quartet IV

Humbie Parish Church, Humbie

Photo credit: Photo: Sussie Ahlburg

Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet
Stravinsky Concertino
Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D810, ‘Death and the Maiden’

Heath Quartet

Schubert’s great ‘Death and the Maiden’ quartet makes a fitting climax to the Heath Quartet’s Lammermuir Festival residency, preceded by Stravinsky’s two scintillating works for quartet.

The village of Humbie sits right at the foot of the Lammermuir hills, and its little church is a magical discovery, nestling
idyllically in the hidden valley below.

“ The Heath Quartet’s prayerful concentration really paid off in a performance of unforced beauty and tremulous tension.”
The Times

Duration 1 hour approx

Humbie Kirk, Humbie

Secluded in a little valley by Humbie Burn just to the north of the hamlet of Humbie, this charming little church was built on the site of a pre-Reformation church in 1800.

The T-plan Gothic building designed by James Tod was altered and expanded by David Bryce in 1866. The chancel was added in 1932.

The east window, depicting scenes from the life of King David, was designed by Douglas Strachan (who designed the glass in the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle) in 1950.

The organ, by the Edinburgh builder David Hamilton (c 1840), came originally from the Norwegian Seamen’s Chapel in Leith.

Humbie Kirk, Humbie


Humbie Kirk, Humbie
EH36 5PA

Getting there by bus

Humbie is not served by a bus.

Getting there by train

There is no train station in Humbie

Getting there by car

Humbie is on the B6368, off the A68. There is a car park at the church and car parking in the village. You will be assisted by volunteer stewards who will be visible on arrival and direct you to an available space. Please allow plenty of time to arrive, park and walk to the church. The concert will start promptly. Latecomers can only be admitted if there is a suitable break. Thank you for your understanding.



Volunteer stewards will direct you on arrival to a free car park, down the hill, in the dell, by the church. Once this becomes full, stewards will direct you to parking in the village. Pleae allow time to park and walk to the venue. Concerts will start promptly. Latecomers can only be admitted if there is a suitable break in the repertoire. Thank you for your understanding.

We can offer 2 spaces immediately outside the church grounds for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book a space, subject to availability and on a first come first served basis.


There is a relatively steep tarmac single track road down the hill to the church from village. The car park is rought. There is a paved path to church.

Induction Loop:

No toilets in the church. It is a short walk to the adjacent hall where male and female toilets are available.

Wheelchair Access:

Wheelchair access

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