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The Strange Death of Music in North Berwick? - Lammermuir Festival

As we head towards the end of the Lammermuir Festival one issue dominates our thoughts.  How have we offended North Berwick.?

Festival sales this year are spectacularly good with the one glaring exception of our concert in North Berwick on Saturday 24th.  At the moment it bears a striking resemblance to the Marie Celeste.

Picture shows a Brigatine similar to Marie Celeste

This is particularly baffling in that the two concerts earlier in the day at Dirleton and Whitekirk are well sold.

We look in vain to the programme and the artists to explain this.  Beethoven’s String Quartet in A Minor Op 132 is one of the most wonderful pieces of music ever written,  Britten’s String Quartets are fabulous and the opportunity to hear the charming Nocturne by East Lothian’s own Gian-Carlo Menotti for Harp and Soprano is not to be missed.  The Navarra Quartet are brilliant musicians as are harpist Emily Hoile and soprano Libby Crabtree

At the moment we have sold 25 more seats in Whitekirk than in North Berwick.  Given the relative populations this is truly bizarre

Can someone explain to us where the classical music audience in North Berwick is hiding?

James Waters – Director