The Lammermuir Festival was born of a conviction that historic architecture and beautiful landscape can provide an inspiring environment in which to experience great music and music-making.
Building on a tradition of concerts in Haddington’s great mediaeval parish church of St Mary, the festival was established to bring musicians, local people and visitors together in celebration of music in towns and villages across the county. There is a wealth of evocative buildings to return to each year, but we are always seeking out unexpected new places for music.
The programme encompasses music large and small, from the splendour of a symphony orchestra to the sound of a single violin. Among the musicians invited are famous, established names and young, rising stars. The festival has a close and enduring relationship with some of Scotland’s internationally acclaimed ensembles, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Dunedin Consort, the Hebrides Ensemble and the National Youth Choir of Scotland. Music has the power to enhance, sometimes even to change, people’s lives. The Lammermuir Festival is for the people of East Lothian and for those who come to discover and share the magic of beautiful music in this beautiful place.