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The Ollie West Band
Friday 7th June 2019
Cinematic, orchestral pop is a phrase not used frequently by bands to describe their sound, yet for The Ollie West Band this fits perfectly. Formed in 2014 by singer, songwriter and pianist Ollie West, this Manchester based ensemble are creating unique music that transcends genre and the generic ideas of the pop band. With influences as far spread as Elbow and Billy Joel to the Cinematic Orchestra to Claude Debussy, the band’s instantly recognisable sound has been praised by the likes of Neil McCormick and Dean Friedman.
Join the St Margaret’s Heritage Engagement Officer on the weekend of 15-16 June for a mini-building workshop. Complimenting the popular Tower Tours, these free workshops have been made possible with generous funding from the Cairngorms LEADER. Suitable for all ages and abilities, the workshops offer a fun and creative way of learning more about traditional buildings and the work of the architect of St Margaret’s, Sir Ninian Comper.
Barluath, a diverse and innovative Glasgow-based Scottish folk band, who embrace both traditional and contemporary music will perform an opening concert for the start of the Mountain Melodies project where local young musicians will attend composition and masterclass workshops.
Barluath and local young musicians aged 14 – 17 years who have taken part in a week of composition and performance workshops as part of a project funded by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo administered by Creative Scotland. The concert will premier some of the new compositions that have been created during the week.
We welcome the return of internationally-acclaimed Scottish soprano Lisa Milne to St. Margaret's Braemar. One can expect to be enthralled with a performance showcasing a mixture of both classical and Scottish traditional gems. Experience a taste of what to expect with this clip from Milne's incredible performance at St. Margaret's Braemar last year.
The PopUp Choir project, from Minneapolis, is coming to perform for us at St. Margaret's Braemar. Complimenting the wonderful acoustics in the nave of our church, prepare to be lost in the harmony of voices.
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ian (saxophones) and Dominic (piano) have been performing together for a number of years playing melodic improvisations on jazz standards and original compositions. Their style of jazz concentrates on developing melodic ideas within the framework of the melody of a tune, whilst maintaining the concept and groove behind it. The result is a very accessible melodic style which allows them to explore, improvise and develop ideas without losing the essence of each piece of music, and to interact together in as creative a way as possible.
We welcome back Professor and Royal composer Paul Mealor with the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir for this popular event following the Braemar Gathering. Mealor's new album with the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir, Immortal Memory, entered the UK Classical Charts at number 3 at the beginning of this year.