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September 2015

Samba Junk Workshop (for adults)

Sunday, September 6, 2015 @ 14:00 - 16:00
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£4 – £5

Enjoy the rhythms of Samba at this fun workshop for adults led by Liz Steven. Liz uses a variety of  instruments to introduce you to the rhythm of Samba. By the end of the workshop you will be in a festival mood. No previous experience required. All equipment provided. Numbers on this workshop limited to 28; so advanced booking is recommended. Comments from previous participants in workshops with Liz: "I have never done anything like this before and am not…

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Music across the Centuries

Sunday, September 6, 2015 @ 19:30 - 21:30
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This concert has been cancelled. We are sorry for any disappointment. We hope to be able to reschedule the concert for early in 2016.

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Sing along with Penicuik Folk Club

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 @ 20:30 - 22:30
Shottstown Miners Club, 65 John Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 8AT United Kingdom
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Join Penicuik Folk Club for an informal evening of song, music and anecdotes. All are welcome. Bring your voice, instrument or just sit and relax and enjoy the crack. This is a free event

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Singing Workshop with Siobhan Miller

Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 14:00 - 16:00
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£5

Siobhan was voted Scots Singer of the Year in 2011 and again in 2013. She won the BBC2 Young Folk award in 2008 along with Jeana Leslie. Siobhan is also an experienced singing tutor. This will be a marvellous workshop and is open everybody who just wants to sing. No previous experience needed and no music-reading skills needed. Tickets are £5 and are available from our craft shop at 4 West Street. We are having technical difficulties with our website.…

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Festival Concert

Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Town Hall, High Street
Penicuik, EH26 8HS
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£8 – £10

This celebration of local talent is headlined by our own Siobhan Miller, accompanied by Aaron Jones. Superb classical guitar music from Spain and elsewhere will be provided by the Scottish Guitar Duo: Selina Madeley and Penicuik’s Philip Thorne, MBE. The show is opened by Liquid State, a young, vibrant 4-piece who met at Penicuik High School. Siobhan Miller & Aaron Jones JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIzNjAlMjIlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIyMTUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwcyUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGZlBUZ3d0N242SDQlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U= Siobhan Miller is one of the foremost singers in Scotland. Already a two time winner of the 'Scots…

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January 2016

Simon Thacker and Justyna Jablonska

Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 19:30 - 21:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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£10 – £12

Guitar virtuoso Simon Thacker's duo with the outstanding young Polish cellist Justyna Jablonska distills the essence of their pioneering intercultural experiences to create new soundworlds in Karmana. Karmana is Sanskrit for "performing anything by means of magic" and the programme is informed by the belief in the mystical, transformative power of sound, drawing upon Simon’s unique inspirations and collaborations around the world. Karmana combines elements from classical, Indian, Celtic, Balkan, Flamenco, Eastern European Gypsy and Polish music, with Simon adding, transforming…

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September 2016

Poetry and Music in Rosslyn Chapel

Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 19:30 - 21:00
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin,
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£8 – £10

Henry Marsh, poet, is the inspiration behind this annual, popular event in our PENFEST programme. This year we have been very saddened by the death of  Jackie Marsh, Henry's wife, and this concert is dedicated to her memory. Proceeds from the concert will be divided between Penicuik Community Arts Association and Marie Curie Nursing Home. Rosslyn Chapel will donate the cost of chapel hire to Marie Curie Nursing Home. This year we have 3 poets and 5 musicians weaving their…

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Festival Concert – East meets West

Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 19:00 - 22:00
Town Hall, High Street
Penicuik, EH26 8HS
£10 – £12

The Corrina Hewat Band Dance Ihayami   Sangstream Corrina Hewat is recognised as one of Scotland's most innovative and unique musicians.The essence of her music is her passion for Scottish traditional music fused with influences from popular music, jazz and contemporary classical music. Within a few minutes of hearing her, the energy and the timing, the depth and the colour of her music will touch you. Kate Young is a Scottish musician and composer who combines voice with her fiddle…

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October 2017

Loves, Laments and Lullabies

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 19:30 - 21:00

The Squaire Mile Viol Consort and soprano Rosie Sweetnam present an evening of music and songs from the 16th and 17th centuries. The Squaire Mile Consort was formed in 1992 and regularly gives concerts in Edinburgh, Glasgow and elsewhere in Scotland. It is dedicated to the great music for the viola da gamba ("viol") composed from the early 16th century till the late 17th century. A viol is superficially like a violin but it is not the same. Like the…

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November 2017

Dowally

Friday, November 24, 2017 @ 19:30 - 21:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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Dowally Dowally -> http://www.dowally.com/listen-to-dowally-now/ <-  are Rachel Walker (fiddle, whistles and vocals),Dan Abrahams (guitar) and Phil Alexander (accordion and piano).  This young trio blend their love of traditional tunes with jazz and Americana producing a unique and expressive sound. Their debut album, Bandcamp, has been well received and we are looking forward to their second album. Tickets are £10 (£8 for PCAA members) available from the Gift Shop at 4 West Street and on-line here

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