Ryan Corbett
Accordion Recital

Filmed at Garvald Village Hall

Available to view online from 3 Dec to 2 Jan

Duration 1 hour

Prelude and Fugue on BACH

Sonata 'La Caccia' in C major K96

Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor, BWV 887

Sonata No 4
Caprice Espagnol Op 37
Don Rhapsody


Ryan Corbett Accordion Recital

Credit: Sean Corbett

It is a surprise to find Liszt’s massive BACH prelude and fugue for organ transposed to the accordion, but Ryan Corbett is no ordinary musician.  Coupled with remarkable dexterity he has an extraordinary gift for playing many styles of music with seemingly effortless technical assurance. His programme offers startling virtuosity in music from several centuries. Opening with Liszt he passes through the baroque quirkiness of Scarlatti and the genius of JS Bach, and the programme ends with a sequence of modern pieces which offer breathtaking musical fireworks.

Filmed at Garvald Village Hall

Garvald is one of East Lothian’s prettiest villages, its name derived from the Gaelic garbh allt, meaning rough burn or stream.

The distinctive reddish-pink stone of most of its buildings came from nearby Rattlebags Quarry, which also supplied the material for many of Haddington’s important buildings, including St Mary’s Church.

The Village Hall was originally a church, built around 1845, with the later addition of a tower.

The hall is now run by a trust and is the busy centre of village life, with a community orchard of apple and plum trees at the front planted for the benefit of residents.

Garvald Village Hall