Music for Clarsach and Small Pipes

Emily Hoile clarsach
Alice Burn Northumbrian small pipes

Emily Hoile is an extraordinarily talented recent pupil of St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh and now studies classical harp at New York’s prestigious Juilliard School of Music. She is giving a number of performances at this year’s festival.

Equally brilliant as a clarsach player, Emily and Alice Burn were finalists in the 2009 Radio 2 Folk Awards.  Here they offer a delightful mix of traditional and modern tunes for an autumn evening.


Running Time 1 hour 30 minutes approx

Price £12 (£8 students)

Yester Parish Church, Gifford

With a commanding presence at the top of Gifford's Main Street, Yester Parish Church is a fine example of the traditional T-plan Scottish kirk, white harled with a bold square tower topped by a spire.

Completed in 1710, it was recently restored, its stunning interior adorned with some exquisite original woodwork.

Yester Parish Church, Gifford


Yester Parish Church, Gifford
EH41 4JD

Getting there by bus

Several Edinburgh to Haddington routes to the Market Street bus stop. Also Perriman’s 253 service from Edinburgh Bus Station – Berwick, stopping in Haddington. Once in Haddington, you can pick up a taxi to Gifford. Please note – the Gifford Circle bus service does not operate in the evening.

Getting there by train

Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem – 11 miles.

Getting there by car

40 min drive from Edinburgh via A1 and B6369
15 min drive from Haddington via B6369



Free on street parking.


Tarmac and gravel.

Induction Loop:

One adapted unisex toilet.

Wheelchair Access:

Stepped access. Assistance would be required and will be available.

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