Category Archives: Events

Gifford Flower Show 2018

Gifford Flower Show is this weekend, 18th/19th August. Come along on Saturday from 2.00 – 8.00 p.m. and Sunday 9.00 – 4.00 p.m. As well as the Flower Show competition classes, there will be a Scarecrow competition, various craft stalls, face painting, teas in the Village Hall, plant sale etc. This year the Rotary Club are running a children’s dog show on the Green behind the Marquee on Saturday afternoon.

Full details are on

Violinist Michael Grube performing at Nunraw Abbey, 26th July


Nunraw Abbey
Thursday 26 July 2018 at 6.45 pm


Donations taken at the end of the concert (Light refreshments provided).


1) Giuseppe TARTINI: “Tasso-Sonata” in D major
(1692 – 1770) Andante cantabile – Allegro assai –
Tasso: Venetian Gondolier Song – Moderato. Allegro assai.

2) Max-Ludwig GRUBE: Sonata No. 1 for violin solo (1925 – 1994) Grave – Presto – Intermezzo –
Passacaglia on B-A-C-H (dedicated to his son Michael).

3) Niccolo PAGANINI: Caprice No. 20 in D major
(1782 – 1840).

4) Gerhard TRACK: Variations on an Afghan folk song (*1934 Wien) (dedicated to Michael Grube).

5) Henri WIENIAWSKI: Andante con espressione
(1835 – 1880) from Etudes-Caprices op.8.

6) Eugene YSAYE: Sonata op. 27/3 “Ballade”
(in one single movement) (1858 – 1931) (dedicated to violinist and composer G. Enespcu) Prélude Nr. 5.

7) Johann Sebastian BACH: Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004 (1685 – 1750) Allemande-Courante-Sarabande-Gigue Chaconne.

Michael Grube – Biographical details:

During his 2018 European concert tour, the internationally renowned and world famous violin virtuoso Michael Grube (Quito, Ecuador), who is considered one of the great violinists of our time, will perform a solo recital with masterpieces of J. S. Bach (Partita D-minor with the famous Chaconne), Paganini, Tartini, Ysaye, Wieniawski, Max-Ludwig Grube and Gerhard Track. His violin was made by the Nicolo Amati family.

Born in 1954, Michael Grube began to play the violin when he was four. Both of his parents were musicians and he received his first training from his father. After a distinguished graduation, Michael Grube studied with some of the most famous violinists and teachers of the time: Max Rostal (Berne), Ivan Galamian (New York) and Henryk Szeryng (Paris, Mexico).
He also studied composition and musicology, his doctorate (USA) is in Philosophy of Music. Michael Grube has given concerts as an invited soloist in a hundred and ten countries of all continents. In addition to many flattering notices, his performances have won him numerous prizes, diplomas and awards of honorary-citizenship. In 2003, he was elected “International Musician of the Year” (violin) in Great Britain.



The Christmas Theatre trip funding has been approved from the Crystal Rig Windfarm Fund so booking is now open for ‘Wendy and Peter Pan’ at Royal Lyceum Theatre on Saturday 15th December at 2pm, suitable for 5+ years. Show info is here.

For families with younger children, we could also offer ‘Poggle’ at the Festival Theatre, bus will go there on route to Lyceum and pick up before returning to Lyceum. Suitable for 6 months – 5 years. Let me know asap if this is of interest so I can reserve some tickets. Show info here.

Cost is £5 per head.

Bus transport from Morham and Garvald is included. The trip is limited to 84 people and funding is for Morham and Garvald ward residents only. Booking closes 6 October.

Please let me know via the contact form below (accessed via the website) if you are interested.



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Votadini Guitar Duo

Finlay Hay, local Garvald lad and student of the Yehudi Menuhin school, will be performing in the Edinburgh’s Canongate Kirk and Duddingston Kirk in August as part of the Votadini Guitar Duo. All welcome!

votadini guitar duo @edinburgh festival

Haddstock Music Festival – Whats On?

Saturday 16th June, come and enjoy live music in Haddington in the one-day Haddstock Music Festival. Including local young people in their bands from Lamp House Music studio, to celebrate Year of Young People (YOYP 2018).