Roderick Williams Sings Schubert’s Song Cycles I

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton

Mon 16 Sept 3pm

Roderick Williams

Duration: approx. 1 hour 15 mins

The Fair Maid of the Mill (Die schöne Müllerin)


Half price concession for children and students in full time education


Credit: Groves Artists

Britain’s leading baritone, and a wonderfully engaging recitalist, begins his epic traversal of the three great song cycles by Schubert in acclaimed new English translations by Jeremy Sams. The Fair Maid of the Mill was the first to be composed, its twenty songs taking a young miller on a journey through a vast emotional landscape from happiness to despair. All of life is contained in these marvellous songs, the subtleties of their meaning superbly conveyed in Sams’s translations.

'The biggest gain is Roderick Williams’s fabulous delivery and his beautiful, creamy voice – which I can never get too much of – supported beautifully again by Christopher Glynn'

BBC Record Review

Seating Plan

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Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton

Dirleton is one of the most picturesque of East Lothian's many beautiful villages, and its church, Dirleton Kirk, dedicated to St Andrew, is a real gem.

Built in 1612 to replace the parish church along the coast at Gullane which was continually being inundated by sand, this long, low-eaved church with its square, gothic-topped tower is built of warm pink sandstone.

Its striking Archerfield Aisle (1664) is Scotland's earliest example of neo-classical architecture. Inside, the mellow light filters through some especially fine stained glass.

Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton


Dirleton Kirk, Dirleton
EH39 5EH

Getting there by bus

Bus service 124/X24 from Edinburgh to North Berwick
Bus stop 200m from church

Getting there by train

Nearest station is Drem 4 miles. List of taxis on station noticeboard.

Getting there by car

22 miles from Edinburgh via A1/A198



UPDATE: Disabled parking spaces by gate are now all booked. There is further free parking around the green by the church and also the larger village green.


Gravel path to the church. Flat access into the venue.

Induction Loop:

One non adapted unisex toilet off lobby.

Wheelchair Access:

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

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