Years of Solitude

Garvald Village Hall, Garvald

Fri 15 Sept 7.30pm

Duration: 1 hour 40 mins approx



Photo credit: Nicholas Mulroy by Raphaelee Photography

This programme of songs from across the continents explores and even celebrates this universal experience, and includes responses by composers as wide-ranging as Piazzolla, Paul McCartney, Schubert, Joni Mitchell and Monteverdi. This collaboration with voice showcases the unique sonority of the accordion and the expressive range of two popular visitors to Lammermuir.

The sheer expressivity of [Mulroy's] singing was a thing of wonder here.

The Times

But there's never any doubt about the technical skill on show here. . . with [Corbett's] quiet manner, and witty knowledgeable commentary - a splendid ambassador for the accordion.

Edinburgh Music Review

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


Garvald Village Hall
EH41 4LN

Getting there by bus

There is no longer a public bus service to Garvald. Nearest bus from Edinburgh stops in Haddington.

Getting there by train

No station. Train stations are Drem and Dunbar, both approx. 10 miles away.

Getting there by car

Garvald is a village in the Lammermuir Hills off the B6370 Stenton to Gifford road.



Free on street parking in village. We will reserve 3 spaces infront of hall for Blue Badge parking. Please email [email protected] to reserve a space. First come, first served.


Access road is tarmac, up an incline. The hall is all on one level so fully accessible for wheelchairs throughout.

Induction Loop:

There are toilets inside hall for male and female and a separate accessible/disabled toilet. There are also toilets on the village road.

Wheelchair Access:

There is a flat driveway up to the hall for drop offs but not for parking which is available on the main road through the village.

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