Maxwell String Quartet

Aberlady Parish Church, Aberlady

Sat 16 Sept 3pm

Duration: 2 hours approx

Four Fantasias
String Quartet in E flat Op 20 No 1
(arr.) Folk music from Scotland
String Quartet No 2
String Quartet in F Op 77 No 2


Photo credit: Rich Watson

The Maxwell Quartet has risen to the top echelon of British ensembles and the Lammermuir Festival looks forward to an exciting new relationship with them as Resident Artists over the next three years. This year they bring two terrific programmes and in their intriguing first concert their widely acclaimed Haydn rubs shoulders with their own arrangements of Scottish traditional music and a scintillating quartet by Jamaican-born British composer Eleanor Alberga.

Take note of the Maxwell Quartet . . . they bring charisma and a sense of adventure to their programmes.

New York Times

Seating Plan

See ticket prices for Aberlady Parish Church, Aberlady below.

Aberlady Parish Church, Aberlady

From the 7th century Aberlady was an important staging post for pilgrims travelling between the monasteries at Lindisfarne and Iona. A fragment of an 8th century cross (now in the National Museum of Scotland) known as the Aberlady Cross is testament to the long Christian history of the village, and a reconstruction of it is housed in the church.

Traces of a mediaeval Culdee chapel have been found on the site but the oldest part of the present parish church is the 15th-century tower. The rest was rebuilt in 1773 and recast in 1886 by William Young who added two aisles on the south that match the post-Reformation burial aisles on the north.

Stained glass is by Edward Frampton, London 1889. A marble monument is attributed to the great neo-classical sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822).

Aberlady Parish Church, Aberlady


Aberlady Parish Church, Aberlady
EH32 0RB

Getting there by bus

The following buses pass through Aberlady:
EAST COAST BUSES: x5, 124, 125
Please check bus timetables before booking your tickets.

Getting there by train

Aberlady does not have a train service.

Getting there by car

On approaching the village from the west on the A198, the church is situated on the left hand side of the road.  If approaching the village from the east, the church is situated towards the end of the village, on the right hand side.



There is free on-street parking along the main road in the village. Please leave time to walk.

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


The pathway inside church grounds is tarmac.

Induction Loop:

Please note that there are no toilets in this ancient church. We will arrange for toilets to be available at Kirk Stables Community Centre in the village. This concert is approx 2 hours in length incl an interval.

Wheelchair Access:

Drop off available in church grounds. Tarmac path. Flat access.

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