Welcome to the 2022 Lammermuir Festival

This year’s festival is our most ambitious to date and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce our programme.

Scottish Opera performs a late masterpiece by Massenet, and the exquisite French songs of Henri Duparc form the backbone of our coffee concerts.

The wonderful American pianist Jeremy Denk returns with another astonishing collection of performances.

Our friends Quatuor Mosaïques bring their incomparable Viennese insight to the music of Schubert and Haydn.

Baroque music in different contexts and styles has a special place in the festival as does the thrillingly original music of Ligeti.

The RSNO makes its festival debut and the Dunedin Consort performs Mozart’s great C minor Mass.

The beautiful sacred music of William Byrd takes us to the secluded monastery of Sancta Maria at Nunraw for the first time and the ancient Collegiate Church of Dunglass will resonate to 15th century music sung by the Orlando Consort – and that’s only to scratch the surface! We look forward to seeing you in September.

With all good wishes,

Hugh Macdonald & James Waters
Artistic Directors

'If any organisation in Scotland's arts can be said to have built back better from the pandemic, it's East Lothian's Lammermuir Festival'

The Times

What the press say

‘There’s a quiet class about the whole thing that generates a special kind of listening: for all the dark arts of conjuring festival ambience, Lammermuir tends to simply programme right and let the music do the talking’

The Guardian ****

‘It is part of the festival’s appeal that it takes audiences to locations that are beautiful in and of themselves, and it exposes them to great music that seems to fit each place like a glove.’

Seen and Heard International (2021)

‘Lammermuir is longer, more intimate and better than ever … If any organisation in Scotland’s arts can be said to have built back better from the pandemic, it’s East Lothian’s Lammermuir Festival . . it’s roaring back to in-person life … it shows laudable ambition and sets a standard many arts organisations could learn from.’

The Times ***** (2021)