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Unwrapping a Festival - Lammermuir Festival

Among the media covering this year’s Lammermuir Festival is BBC Radio Scotland’s classical music programme, ‘Classics Unwrapped’.   The programme is broadcast every Sunday at 5.05pm, presented by  Scottish tenor Jamie MacDougall who takes listeners behind the scenes as he talks to the people who make the best classical music happen in Scotland and beyond.

Jamie, his producer and recording team will be joining us during the first weekend of the festival, when they will be visiting some of the venues,  and chatting to some of  the artists and  people behind the festival scenes.

They will record the National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls live in their concert at 3.00pm on Saturday 17 September at the late Georgian church of St Michael’s, Inveresk.    Their programme of French and British music, inlcuding a 100th Anniversary tribute to French composer Jehan Alain who was killed in the 2nd World War, and works by Fauré, Poulenc, MacMillan, Tavener, Bingham,  Johnston, Howells and East Lothian-based composer, Stephen Deazley.

There is something ‘life changing’ (to quote the Scotsman a couple of weeks ago) about hearing the NYCoS singers. It’s that spine-tingling experience you get from Stile Antico too. If you have the chance to hear either group (Stile Antico,, St Mary’s, Haddington 19th) please do.

Sadly, the BBC Radio Scotland team will have left before Stile Antico, but the interviews with Jamie and the music from NYCoS will become part of a feature to be broadcast later in October.  Watch the Classics Unwrapped  website on for details, and to listen to the current programme, which is available online for seven days.

Jane Nicolson PR