Lammermuir Festival success

Jennifer Koh performing at Lennoxlove House
Jennifer Koh performing at Lennoxlove House

building on the success of the inaugural festival in 2010, the second Lammermuir Festival which ran from September 16-25, throughout East Lothian, saw a 40 per cent increase in audiences and ticket sales from last year.

The festival attracted glowing reviews from publications including ‘The Guardian’, and ‘The Scotsman’, for performances such as Philip Glass’s ‘1000 Airplanes on The Roof’ in the Concorde Hangar of the National Museum of Flight; the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Violin Concerto; the ongoing Bach theme in Jennifer Koh’s Lennoxlove House recital; the Dunedin Consort’s closing concert and the Navarra Quartet’s epic ‘Musical Journey’ visiting three venues in one day.

Chairman of Lammermuir Festival, James Stretton commented: “Although this was only the second Lammermuir Festival, it already feels firmly established.

“We have had a most enthusiastic reaction from our audiences and from our backers – it was truly heart-warming to watch all who attended our events leaving with broad smiles and a buzz of conversation.

“Our challenge is to come up with a programme for 2012 which builds on the achievements of 2011. ”

It has already been revealed that next year’s Lammermuir Festival will run from September 14-23 and the committee say they will continue to seek out “some of East Lothian’s rich heritage of beautiful and historic buildings” to host their event.