Jeremy Denk – Every Good Boy Does Fine

Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

Wed 14 Sept 3pm

Duration: 1 hour approx

Half price concessions for students in full time education


Photo credit: Robin Mitchell

Lammermuir regulars will recall that few classical musicians can talk about music with as much imagination, perspicacity and humour as Jeremy Denk. This talk, illustrated at the piano, is based on his book Every Good Boy Does Fine – a fraught love letter to the act of teaching in which he explores what he learned from his tutors about classical music, how it is relevant to ‘real life’, and what we can learn about ourselves.

Jeremy Denk is performing across the festival, in Recital in Dunbar on 8 Sept, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Haddington on 10 Sept, with Maria Wloszczowska in East Linton on 13 Sept and at the closing concert with the Royal Northern Sinfonia on Mon 19 Sept in Haddington.

This MacArthur-award-winning concert musician shows as much genius on his QWERTY keyboard as he does on his piano.

Star Tribune

Denk’s literary debut Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons, deserves a place on the shelf of every music lover – especially the non-professional musicians amongst us.


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 offer 3 spaces inside 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.

UPDATE: Please note there are no more blue badge spaces for the following concerts: 08/09 Coffee Concert no II (2); 11/09 Coffee Concert no III (3); 12/09 Coffee Concert no IV (4)


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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