Trio Mediaeval

St Mary's Church, Whitekirk

Tue 13 Sept 7.45pm

Trio Mediaeval

Duration approx. 2 hours


Half price concession is for children and students in full time education


Photo credit: Oddleiv Apneseth

Trio Mediaeval is a unique vocal ensemble from Norway whose incredibly pure, ethereal singing of mediaeval, contemporary and traditional folk music, and their recordings on the ECM label, have brought them a huge following across the world.

The Vikings arrived in Iceland in the 9th century, led by the Norwegian Ingolf Arnarson. No-one knows what songs they brought to Iceland or what music they found there, but Trio Mediaeval sing an Icelandic Credo dating from the 11th century and 14th century Vespers plainchants from the Office of Saint Þorlák, Bishop of Iceland.

Inspired by Iceland’s beautiful old chants, love songs, hymns, psalms and fiddle tunes, Trio Mediaeval and Arve Henriksen present an atmospheric programme where improvisation, mediaeval and traditional music from both Iceland and Norway meet the present.

"Their soprano-coloured sound hovers transcendentally clear and pure and their voices are so perfectly mixed that one could think they came from a foreign, celestial sphere to the ear of an earth-dweller... an artistic event of hypnotic power."

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Seating Plan

See ticket prices for St. Mary’s Church, Whitekirk below.

St. Mary’s Church, Whitekirk

Whitekirk may be a tiny hamlet, but it has a long history of Christian pilgrimage dating back to the 14th Century, with the future Pope Pius II making a pilgrimage there after surviving a shipwreck off Dunbar in 1435.

Whitekirk's magnificent red sandstone church of St Mary today remains substantially the building begun in 1439. To enter it is a breathtaking surprise.

St. Mary’s Church, Whitekirk


St. Mary’s Church, Whitekirk
EH42 1XS

Getting there by bus

Bus service 120 Dunbar to North Berwick
Bus stop 10 metres from the church

Getting there by train

Nearest train station North Berwick

Getting there by car

28 miles from Edinburgh via A1/A199/A198



On street parking throughout village. There is a small layby at the entrance to the church with 2 unreserved spaces for blue badge holders. Please email [email protected] if you require one of these spaces.


Gravel path to church, portable ramp into church.

Induction Loop:

1 unisex toilet (not adapted) behind church, accessible by narrow side path

Wheelchair Access:

From the parking space there are it is a sloped gravel path to church entry - approx. 30 metres. Portable ramp into church entrance.

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