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September 2014

Penfest 2014 Opening Concert

Saturday, September 6, 2014 @ 20:00 - 23:00

  PENFEST 2014 OPENING CONCERT Our spectacular Opening Concert in Penicuik's town hall has a distinctly Irish theme, featuring singer Michelle Burke accompanied on piano by James Ross and Irish dance group Absolutely Legless. Michelle is an acclaimed singer from rural East Cork, Ireland. Having spent 2 years as lead singer with Irish-American group Cherish the Ladies, she is now fast developing a reputation as a solo artist and interpreter of traditional song.   She is accompanied by James Ross…

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Evolution Of Jazz

Monday, September 8, 2014 @ 19:30 - 21:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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lots to enjoy Singers Jennifer Sterling and Jessica Conway return to Penicuik Community Arts Centre for an evening of jazz. Joined by friends, they will explore the roots of jazz music today with vocal quartets, duets and solos. watch this little video clip from a sold out gig the duo brought to West Street earlier this year

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Penicuik Folk Club Sing-a-Long

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 @ 20:30 - 23:00
Roadhouse Pub, 136 John Street,
Penicuik,, EH26 8NJ United Kingdom
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Enjoy a relaxed evening in the company of Penicuik Folk Club. The evening takes the form of a hosted session with all present free to contribute a song or tune or simply chill out and be entertained. This is a free event.

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Bonnie Collier Lads & Lasses

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 @ 19:30 - 22:00
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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Bonnie Collier Lads & Lasses Scotland’s coalminers’ songs and stories presented by Ewan McVicar THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. Devised by Ewan McVicar in collaboration with Siobhan Miller, the evening explores the life and work of Scottish coal miners and their families, through the songs and stories of Annie Cosgrove of Nitten and Hughie Reynolds of Plean.

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Words & Music Poetry Night

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Rosslyn Chapel, Chapel Loan
Roslin,
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 Poetry and Music in Rosslyn Chapel   Organised by local poet Henry Marsh this is an atmospheric night surrounded by the mysterious candle lit carvings of Rosslyn Chapel. Listen to  inspiring poetry readings from Rosemary Hector, Sheila Templeton and Henry Marsh.and the haunting music of Haydn's Quartet opus 76 number 2 played by the Miguda Quartet.

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Just One More Chorus

Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ 19:30 - 22:30
West St Arts Centre, 4 West Street
Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 9DL United Kingdom
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                      Join us in our Penfest 2014 Closing Event                                                                      The last event of the festival is an evening of song, tunes and recitations led by the Lothian based folk group CURMUDGEON comprising Donald Gorman on fiddle and vocals, Laurie Brett guitar and whistle and Andrew Macintyre, small pipes and vocals. Contributions…

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