Heath Quartet I

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton

Photo credit: Photo: Sussie Ahlburg

Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95, ‘Serioso’
Bartók String Quartet No 3
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44

Heath Quartet
Tom Poster Piano

The Heath Quartet begin their four-part series with a powerfully emotional programme in one of East Lothian’s most picturesque churches.

They start with two masterpieces of highly-distilled energy and passion by Beethoven and Bartók before moving on, with award-winning pianist Tom Poster, to the expansively romantic canvas of Schumann’s Piano Quintet.

“I shall certainly be looking out for more from the Heath Quartet, they’re clearly a group with a big future.”
The Gramophone

This concert is one of three presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3

Duration 2 hours

BBC Radio 3 : 90-93FM

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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