Music at Glenkinchie

Mairi Campbell Singer
Mhairi Lawson Singer
Adrian Chandler Violin
Su-a Lee Cello
Jan Waterfield Keyboards

One of only three lowland distilleries remaining, historic Glenkinchie makes an intriguing setting for this informal concert of song, dance and instrumental music from Scotland’s 17th century to the present day – including Mairi Campbell’s unforgettable version of Robert Burns’s ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

Tour of distillery and a dram included.

Tour starts 3.30pm
Dram 4.30pm
Performance 5.00pm

Monday the 17th of September is a local holiday.

Running time 1 hour 40 minutes

Glenkinchie Distillery

Nestling in the picturesque glen of the Kinchie Burn just to the south of the village of Pencaitland, Glenkinchie is one of the last working distilleries left in lowland Scotland. ‘Kinchie’ is a corruption of the family name de Quincy, the mediaeval owners of the land, but it was local farmers John and George Rate who founded the distillery as ‘Milton Distillery’ in the 1820s, giving it its modern name in 1837. The Rates went bankrupt in 1853 and after the site was acquired by a group of Edinburgh whisky merchants new buildings, including workers’ houses, were constructed. Production of single malt whisky resumed in 1891 and continues to the present day.

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