Lammermuir Festival

7 September to 18 September 2023

The Lammermuir Festival was founded in 2010 by artistic directors Hugh Macdonald and James Waters. It now presents 30 concerts of world-class classical music in September each year in one of Scotland’s most beautiful counties – East Lothian. The festival is based around the wonderful 15th century Collegiate Church of St Mary’s in Haddington, but spreads all over the county reaching more than 50 venues in its first 10 years of operation. Its strapline is Beautiful Music in Beautiful Places. 

The festival works closely with key Scottish Ensembles such as Dunedin Consort, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Hebrides Ensemble, Red Note Ensemble and National Youth Choir of Scotland. 

Artists in residence have included Sean Shibe, Alec Frank-Gemmill, François Leleux, Roman Rabinovich and the Michelangelo String Quartet. We have also presented performances by Alison Balsom, Danish String Quartet, Quatuor Mosaïques, Tenebrae, Stile Antico and our Patron, Steven Osborne. 

The Lammermuir Festival won the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Festivals and Concert Series

Lammermuir Festival website

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St Mary’s Haddington (credit: Robin Mitchell)