Jeremy Denk in Recital

Dunbar Parish Church

Duration 1 hour 15 mins

Partita no 5 in G major BWV 829

They will not lend me a child

The Battle of Manassas

Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues

Heliotrope Bouquet

Piano Sonata in C minor Op 111


Jeremy Denk III – Solo Piano Recital

Photo credit: Michael Wilson

Described by the New York Times as ‘an artist you want to hear no matter what he performs’, Jeremy Denk is one of today’s most creative performing musicians, combining brilliant pianism with a ceaselessly questing imagination.   This recital is a remarkable demonstration of his virtuosity, creativity, and musical range.

Between the masterpieces by Bach and Beethoven is an extraordinary suite of pieces drawn together in the light of last year’s Black Lives Matter protests including Rzewski’s shattering ‘Winnsboro’ Cotton Mill Blues.

Denk’s playing was particularly seductive ... he added elements of both delicacy and wit to the mix.


Dunbar Parish Church

Dunbar Parish Church, Gillespie Graham's grand red sandstone gothic church of 1821 stands proudly looking out to sea.

Damaged by fire in 1987, its spacious interior was restored with a colourful mix of ancient and modern features including an elaborate early 17th Century monument to the Earl of Dunbar and some fine 1990 stained glass by Shona McInnes and Douglas Hogg.

Dunbar Parish Church


Dunbar Parish Church
EH42 1LB

Getting there by bus

Services to Dunbar via Edinburgh, Haddington and North Berwick and Berwick upon Tweed. All stop at Dunbar High Street. Walk to the end of the High Street and take the left fork. Church on your right.

Getting there by train

Dunbar Station is on the east coast mainline and has frequent trains running through the station.
Timetables can be found at
Exit the station, at the top of the road turn right. Turn right again and you will see the church ahead of you.

Getting there by car

Follow the A1 until you reach the Spott roundabout. Take the exit for Dunbar. Follow the road to T-Junction. Take the left at this junction and the church is on your left. 30 miles from Edinburgh.



There is free car parking around the town.

There are 3 designated but unreserved spaces within church grounds for Blue Badge holders. Please email [email protected] to book one of these spaces, subject to availability, first come first served.

UPDATE: Please note there are no more blue badge spaces for the concert on 11/09 Alina Ibragimova & Steven Osborne



Induction Loop:

Ladies and gents on ground (one adapted toilet) and first floors.

Wheelchair Access:

Sloped tarmac path to church. Level access into venue.

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