WHAT'S ON AT ST. MARY'S

concerts, happenings, exhibitions, installations

Please note that due to limited spaces we ask that you book in advance for all House Concerts.

Just contact us for more information or to book a seat!

House Concert: Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach - Air Iomall

March 21, 2020

Doors 7.30pm, start 8.00pm

Charlie Grey and Joseph Peach make music on the piano and fiddle. They are Scottish folk musicians, interested in making music filled with spontaneity, sensitivity and freedom. Their performance will feature a screening of Air Iomall - a film and suite of new music, inspired by now uninhabited islands deep in the North Atlantic - some of Scotland’s most remote, and remarkable places.

Travelling aboard the Dutch tall ship Wylde Swan, the duo visited and wrote music inspired by the histories, people, and landscapes of these mysterious, wild places, including: The Shiant Isles, North Rona, The Flannan Isles, Sula Sgeir and St Kilda. Hamish Macleod’s film documents the duo on this once in a lifetime experience, providing a visually stunning, sensitive insight in to these under-documented and enigmatic landscapes. It culminates with a concert of their new music on St Kilda - the most remote part of the UK, on the 88th anniversary of the evacuation of its native population.

★★★★★ “As both composers and players, the duo display enthralling prowess and attunement” - The Scotsman
★★★★- Songlines Magazine
★★★★- RnR Magazine “Excellent” - The Sunday Times
“Beautiful new music”- BBC Radio Scotland Travelling Folk

Donations on the door

House concert: Joy & Andrew

February 22, 2020

Doors 7.30pm, start 8.00pm

Dithis is the debut album by sibling duo Joy and Andrew Dunlop. From an early age, the pair was steeped in the rich, musical tapestry of Argyll but developed their talents in different ways: Joy immersed herself in Gaelic song traditions and Andrew followed a classical path. Dithis is a meeting and melding of their two worlds; marrying traditional Gaelic material with classical leaning accompaniments, to create a sound uniquely their own.

Donations on the door

House concert: S!NK

December 13, 2019

Doors 7.30pm. Start 8.00pm

Music inventors S!NK will be performing a live soundtrack to a screening of the world’s oldest surviving animated feature film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed.

Tickets £15.00

House concert: Westward The Light

August 15, 2019

8.00pm Doors at 7.30pm

Westward The Light is a remarkable new band, a collaboration between piano/fiddle duo Charlie Grey & Joseph Peach (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalists 2017), fiddle & viola player Sally Simpson (Catriona Hawksworth & Sally Simpson, Heisk), & guitarist & vocalist Owen Sinclair (Tanara, Inyal).

This band is the result of years of collaboration in a range of settings. Westward The Light a vessel for the members of the group to bring together an expansive knowledge of Scottish Folk style, ethos & culture, isolating & expanding on significant themes to create a new expression of an age-old sound

On fiddle, viola, vocals, piano, & guitar, the quartet creates a sound reflective of upbringings immersed in the nature and landscapes of Scotland. Elements of melodies are highlighted & explored by a varied instrumentation, audiences taken on an aural journey of Scottish sentiment, weather, culture & modernity.

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House concert: Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

June 19, 2019

7.30pm Doors at 7pm with Q&A session afterwards

Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita continue their celebration of the remarkable affinities between the Welsh harp and the West African kora. Impossible to pigeon-hole, their sublime music blurs the boundaries between world music, classical, folk and traditional genres, leaping over cultural barriers and roaming in border-less musical territory.

£20 ticket price. Please contact us for box office details.

House concert: Lizabett Russo

May 31, 2019

8.00pm Doors 7.30pm

Returning to St Mary's Space is Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo who merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, avant garde folk & world music, a range of influence effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice. 

£10 ticket price

House concert: Amy Duncan

April 17, 2019

8.00pm Doors 7.30pm

Amy Duncan writes emotive songs, combining intimate lyrics with acoustic guitar

loops & instrumental textures. Working with one of Scotland’s finest producers Calum

Malcolm (Prefab Sprout, The Blue Nile) led to Amy’s 4th album Cycles of Life being

released on Linn Records in 2013 & since then she has gone on to record a further 2

albums with him ‘Undercurrents’ (2016) & ‘Antidote’ (2017).

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House concert: Gaze is Ghost & Bell Lungs

March 09, 2019

8.00pm Doors 7.30pm

Gaze is Ghost is a baroque pop/electronic duo, consisting of classically-trained Northern Irish composer Laura McGarrigle, who having spent several years travelling between London, Paris & Northern Ireland has found a home for her piano in Scotland. As well as performing as Gaze is Ghost, McGarrigle composes for theatre, dance & film. McGarrigle’s spectral vocals & impressionist piano playing are joined by drummer/artist Casey Miller (also of Zed Penguin), a veteran of the Scottish music & art scene.

Bell Lungs is an experimental vocalist & multi-instrumentalist from Scotland, responding to, reflecting & forming part of the fractured world we live in. Her performances incorporate mellotron swirls, shrieks & whoops, layered harmonies, baroque pop feels, drone, field recordings & noisebox mayhem to create meditative journeys through sound, centred around a voice David Keenan deemed “elemental” in The Wire.

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House concert: Canary Gold

February 09, 2019

8.00pm, Doors 7.30pm

Canary Gold is an indie rock band from Aberdeen, Scotland. Fronted by brothers JP and Spencer O'Grady, the group interweaves a complex, layered and highly dynamic sound to create songs that feel both familiar and fresh.

Donations

House concert: Adam Bulley & Chaz Mackenzie guitar duo

August 11, 2018

7.30pm Doors at 7pm

Scotland based Guitar/Mandolin duo performing a wide range of acoustic styles and original material.

Donations

Pippa Reid-Foster Harp workshop

July 25, 2018

7.00 - 8.30

Freelance Scottish Harpist, performing, teaching, composing and living on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland.

Workshop with harpist Pippa Reid-Foster, come along and learn some fun tunes. The workshop is aimed at harp players of all abilities and ages, so please come along and enjoy playing with other harpists. If it is your first time going to a workshop, come along and listen, the more the merrier.

To reserve a space; contact@pippareidfoster.com or text 07842 765220

£10

House concert: Adam Holmes & the Embers

July 19, 2018

8pm Doors 7.45pm

Join us for an evening of Americana / folk /soul with a bit of Scotland. 

Donations

House concert: Storm the Palace

June 02, 2018

Afternoon concert starts at 4pm - bring the family!

Join us for an afternoon of cinematic, baroque, folk-inflected pop....

Donations

House concert: Jim Ghedi

May 11, 2018

Doors open at 6.45

Jim Ghedi  

A Hymn For Ancient Land  

New album released 26th January 2018 on Basin Rock 

 

Born in Sheffield before moving around various parts of Derbyshire, Shropshire and Scotland and 

then settling in Moss Valley - an abandoned and forgotten area on the edgelands of South 

Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire - it makes perfect sense that 26 year old Jim Ghedi’s music 

feels both fluidly transient yet also deeply rooted to a sense of place.  

 

From the finger-picking traditions of 6 & 12 string guitar, his second album, A Hymn For Ancient 

Land, reveals his elemental style of playing has expanded into a fuller band set-up alongside the 

introduction of his voice, completed with glorious orchestration and dazzling composition that 

makes it a truly innovative contemporary record whilst still being rooted in great tradition.  

 

Having toured throughout 2017 supporting tours from Julie Byrne, Nadia Reid & Michael Chapman as well as playing festivals such as the Green Man and Sea Change - he’s setting off for his own live album tour accompanied by good friends Neal Heppleston (Double Bass) & Dbh (Violin) up and down the UK throughout February & March 2018.

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House concert: Whyte

January 14, 2018

7PM

After a short residency at St Mary's, join Gaelic electronic due Whyte in a sharing of work in progress for their forthcoming album. Please note the earlier start time of 7PM - it is Sunday!

Donations

September 07, 2017

8PM

We are delighted to welcome Lizabett Russo and guitarist Graeme Stephen to our house concert!  

Lizabett is a Scotland-based singer-songwriter, influenced by her Romanian heritage and her wealth of travelling experience. She brings an eclectic range of influences to her music, from traditional acoustic ballads to up-tempo jazz and having played shows across Europe, Celtic Connections and at Cambridge Folk Festival, and supporting Rachel Sermanni, Rozi Plain, Tim Edey and Trembling Bells, this is a fantastic opportunity to catch her in the intimate surroundings of St. Mary's Space.

£8

House concert: Ross Wilson & Lewis Dunsmore, classical guitar

August 21, 2017

8 PM

SOLD OUT.

This was a fantastic evening, the first of our house concerts. Many thanks to Ross and Lewis for a wonderful evening, enjoyed by all - even our cat Blue.

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