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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Birnam Arts
Thu 20 Jun - Sat 22 Jun
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Open Air Theatre - St Ninian's Garden
19:00 - 21:00
Doors Open 18:30

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Book The Annual Niel Gow Fiddle Festival 2023

Fri 17 Mar
7pm

Solo Fiddles Concert

Sat 18 Mar
10am

Weekend Fiddle Workshops

Sat 18 Mar
10am

Join the tunes - Kids Musical Sessions

Sat 18 Mar
11am

Learn a tune

Sat 18 Mar
2:30pm

Saturday Afternoon Concert

Sat 18 Mar
7pm

Saturday Evening Concert

Sun 19 Mar
12:30pm

Koterana Album Launch

Sun 19 Mar
3pm

Sunday Afternoon Concert

Sat 18 Mar
10am

Cello Workshops

Sat 18 Mar
10am

Mixed Instrument Workshop

Niel Gow Festival

The Annual Niel Gow Fiddle Festival 2023

Fri 17 Mar - 19 Mar

The 18th Annual Scottish fiddle festival to celebrate the life and music of Perthshire's fiddle legend, Niel Gow.

Description

The 2023 Festival will enjoy a series of concerts and small workshops at Birnam Arts and The Royal Dunkeld Hotel, as well as walks in the area.

Fri 17 Mar

7pm / Solo Fiddles Concert

The 18th Annual Niel Gow Festival kicks off in style with a feast of the finest fiddle music...

Sat 18 Mar

10am / Cello Workshops

Wendy Weatherby & Alice Allan

Three workshops over the weekend taught by Wendy Wetherby and Alice Allan. One on Saturday and two on Sunday.

10am / Little Dunkeld Kirk Concert

Pete Clark & Muriel Johnstone

Pete Clark (fiddle) & Muriel Johnstone (piano) play in Little Dunkeld Church

10am / Weekend Fiddle Workshops

Various Artists

A weekend of fiddle tuition from a range of fiddle players who will also be performing at the festival.  Best suited to intermediate players. 

10am / Mixed Instrument Workshop

Various Artists

A weekend of tuition for mixed instruments (including fiddle) taught by players performing at the festival. This block is for 6 workshops (three each day).

10am / Join the tunes - Kids Musical Sessions

Various Artists

Music will be played for children and parents to join in with, clap along, dance your heart out, beat your drum- have a fun time!

11am / Learn a tune

Various Artists

Aimed at primary and early secondary age children who can already play the fiddle

2:30pm / Saturday Afternoon Concert

Various Artists

Features Elizabeth Davidson-Blythe (Fiddle) & Daniel Daniel Quayle (Irish Bouzouki) as well as Royal Conservatoire of Scotland musicians Suzanne Fivey (Piano) & Rua MacMillan (Fiddle).

7pm / Saturday Evening Concert

Various Artists

Concert featuring Charlie McKerron & Marc Clement; Dunkeld & District Strathspey & Reel Society; Ryan Young & Owen Sinclair

Sun 19 Mar

10am / Walk to Niel Gow's Cottage

Pete Clark

The Niel Gow Festival 2023

12:30pm / Koterana Album Launch

"Iain Fraser was inspired by the story which he first came across at the Waipu Scottish Migration Museum in the North Island, NZ and subsequently wrote music aiming to capture the sense of place evoked by each of the main communities McLeod and his congregation, lived in.

 

3pm / Sunday Afternoon Concert

Various Artists

The final concert of the festival featuring: The Gordon Duncan Experience; Hannah Fisher (fiddle) & Ciorstaidh Beaton (harp); Patsy Reid (fiddle) & Alice Allen (cello)

About

The weekend of concerts and workshops is held in celebration of Niel Gow, born in Strathbraan in 1727 and grew up in the village of Inver, by Dunkeld.

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Daily | 10 - 4



Birnam Arts
Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
PH8 0DS
admin@birnamarts.com
Tel: 01350 727 674

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Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.

Highlights

Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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We have great memories of our Wedding day at Birnam Arts. Brilliant venue.

Gemma Strachan   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

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