Virtuoso Accordion

Yester Parish Church, Gifford

Fri 16 Sept 3.00pm

Andreas Borregaard

Duration approx. 90 mins

Sequenza XIII 'Chanson'
English Suite No 2 in A Minor
First Pavane and Galliard
Looking on Darkness
De Profundis

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


Photo credit: Caroline Bittencourt

The festival returns to this lovely old kirk with a thrilling programme from the young Danish accordion virtuoso Andreas Borregaard. It amply demonstrates the huge range of this most versatile instrument, ranging from Renaissance dances by Byrd and Baroque dances by Bach to Berio’s modern classic Sequenza and one of the 20th century’s most celebrated accordion works, Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina’s deeply spiritual De Profundis.

"Outstanding Musicianship"

Magasinet Klassisk

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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