Concerts 2018

 

Rapido Mariachi

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Date: 29th April 19:00

Rapido Mariachi are Scotland’s premier Mariachi entertainers in the Mexican tradition. The hottest Mariachi ticket this side of Jalapeno they specialise in heart tugging ballads, hopping fiesta music, swinging Rancheras, authentic Charro suits all the way from Guadalajara and of course BIG Sombreros.

www.rapidomariachi.co.uk

Torphichen Kirk provides a unique and intimate setting where you experience the music close-up. Interval refreshments are served in the atmospheric Torphichen Preceptory which adds to the ambiance of this special evening.

Doors open at 6.30 and the concert starts at 7.00.

Tickets £10, accompanied children get in free.
Telephone booking for all concerts on 07887 867119 or email torphichensummernights@hotmail.com

Online tickets are available here


Rachel Newton Trio
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Date: 27th May 19:00

Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic as well as writing and performing her own instrumental pieces. Rachel performs solo, with her trio featuring Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion and with a full band when they’re joined by Michael Owers on trombone and Sarah Hayes on keys.

A skilled collaborator, Rachel is a founder member of the successful UK folk bands The Shee and The Furrow Collective. She also plays fiddle and viola and works across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling.

Rachel released her mighty new album ‘Here’s My Heart Come Take it’ in April 2016.

www.rachelnewtonmusic.com
www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk

Torphichen Kirk provides a unique and intimate setting where you experience the music close-up. Interval refreshments are served in the atmospheric Torphichen Preceptory which adds to the ambiance of this special evening.

Doors open at 6.30 and the concert starts at 7.00.

Tickets £10, accompanied children get in free.
Telephone booking for all concerts on 07887 867119 or email torphichensummernights@hotmail.com

 

Online tickets are available here


Helena Kay Trio

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Date: 24th June 19:00

KIM Trio is led by tenor saxophonist Helena Kay (Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2015), and features Ferg Ireland (Kansas Smittys) on double bass and David Ingamells (Yamaha Jazz Scholarship 2013) on drums.
The trio have performed at the London Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival, played live on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Now, as well as various other gigs in London and the UK. Inspired by greats such as Sonny Rollins and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and by contemporary names like Melissa Aldana and Larry Goldings, the trio enjoy playing a varied mixture of Helena’s originals and tunes from the jazz canon.

www.helena-kay.com

Following our successful events in previous years, we are once again holding this concert in St John’s Hall. This allows for a more informal setting with refreshments available to purchase.

Doors open at 6.30 and the concert starts at 7.00.

Tickets £10, accompanied children get in free.
Telephone booking for all concerts on 07887 867119 or email torphichensummernights@hotmail.com


Holland Savaloni Duo

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Date: 29th July 19:00

An exciting and varied recital of Flute and Guitar music inspired by dance and song from across the centuries.

LEE HOLLAND Flute
Currently as a freelance orchestral player Lee performs and works with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra of Scottish Opera.

Lee is a passionate chamber musician currently performing regularly with Sasha Savaloni (guitar) and also the Monzani trio, creating an ensemble with Rachel Spencer (Violin) and Feargus Egan (Cello).
Competition and scholarship award successes include first prize winner of the Watford and Novgorod Russian music competition, winner of the Jellinek Concerto competition, RCS Concerto competition, RCS Governors Woodwind Recital prize, Governors Chamber music prize, John McGregor flute prize for outstanding achievement, the prestigious post graduate Musicians Benevolent award, and the Peter Morrison Prize for all round excellence in music.

SASHA SAVALONI Guitar
Iranian Scottish guitarist Sasha Savaloni is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the supervision of renowned performer and teacher Prof. Allan Neave.
As a soloist he has given concerts in Iran, Italy, Spain and throughout the UK, performing recitals in venues such as the Kings Place (London), Sage Gateshead (Newcastle), City Halls (Glasgow), Stevenson Hall (Glasgow) and the Leeds College of Music. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the European Union Youth Orchestra.

Sasha has won numerous awards and prizes; In 2015 Sasha was awarded the Second Prize, the Audience Award and Prize for the Best Performance of the Contemporary Work at the Miguel Llobet International Competition in Barcelona. Other prizes and awards include 1st Prize winner of the Chanterelle Guitar Award (2010), Simon Young Memorial Award at the London International Guitar Competition (2016), 2nd Prize winner of the Ivor Mairants International Competition (2015), Finalist at the Strings section of Royal Overseas League Competition (2017) as well as being the only soloist selected for International Guitar Foundation’s Young Artist Platform (2014).

Torphichen Kirk provides a unique and intimate setting where you experience the music close-up. Interval refreshments are served in the atmospheric Torphichen Preceptory which adds to the ambiance of this special evening.

Doors open at 6.30 and the concert starts at 7.00.

Tickets £10, accompanied children get in free.

Tickets can also be purchased here
Telephone booking for all concerts on 07887 867119 or email torphichensummernights@hotmail.com


Colin Bryce & Gina Baker

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Date: 26th August 19:00

In a show packed with charm, sophistication (and a cracking pair of tartan trews!) classical crossover tenor Colin Thomas Bryce, along with pianist Gina Baker, will take you on a whistle-stop tour of some of the greatest melodies from the world of Musical Theatre, Opera and Scots song.

Scottish born Colin is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he trained in opera and musical theatre and was a recipient of the Leverhulme Scholarship. His career to date has seen him performing internationally in a variety of capacities including as a concert soloist, as a headline act with vocal groups the Opera Boys and Ancora (between UK theatre tours and as guest entertainers onboard Cunard, Crystal, Celebrity, Norwegian and P&O Cruises) and as a vocalist for Scottish radio, including being the voice of restaurant chain Tony Macaroni. In Scotland he performs regularly across the central belt as a soloist for Music in Hospitals & Care. Further to his work as a singer, Colin hosts and co-produces the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Annual Burns Night; an event which has solidified itself as a highlight within the college’s performance calendar and has just celebrated its sixth year as a sell-out event.

Scottish pianist Gina Baker is a much sought-after accompanist and repetiteur in Scotland and northern England. She graduated with a BMus(Hons) degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2011, and a Masters in Music Performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2013. Gina currently works for the National Youth Choir of Scotland as accompanist for the Stirling and Edinburgh area choirs, and also plays for the national choir residentials throughout the year. In 2015 and 2017, she toured with the Edinburgh branch to the Aberdeen International Youth Festival and performed with the Edinburgh Chamber Choir at the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament in 2016. She is the official accompanist for the Scottish Brass Band solo competitions and the Edinburgh Competition Festival. Gina also undertook the Continuing Education repetiteur course at RCS and spent the summer of 2016 in Italy with the conductor and director of Washington National Opera on a production of Carmen, and was also repetiteur for Edinburgh Grand Opera’s production of La Bohème. Gina works annually with Rocket Opera on productions for Berwick Festival Opera and performs regularly around the country with Colin for Music in Hospitals & Care.

www.colinthomasbryce.com
www.ginalbaker.co.uk

Torphichen Kirk provides a unique and intimate setting where you experience the music close-up. Interval refreshments are served in the atmospheric Torphichen Preceptory which adds to the ambiance of this special evening.

Doors open at 6.30 and the concert starts at 7.00.

Tickets £10, accompanied children get in free.

Tickets can also be purchased here
Telephone booking for all concerts on 07887 867119 or email torphichensummernights@hotmail.com


Hannah Rarity

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Date: 30th September 19:00

Recently featured in The Scotsmanas ‘One to Watch in 2018’ and the winner of the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Hannah Rarity’s spellbinding voice and warm, genuine stage manner have seen her become one of Scotland’s foremost young singers.
Since graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she has toured internationally with the renowned Irish-American traditional group ‘Cherish the Ladies’, appeared as a soloist on BBC Scotland’s Hogmanay Live 2016, sold out her 2017 Edinburgh Fringe debut and featured in projects for theRSNO,Scottish Chamber Orchestra and BBC Northern Ireland TV.
Hannah’s debut EP ‘Beginnings’,released in November 2016, marked an exciting chapter in her already remarkable career. Her thoughtful interpretations of traditional material,and sensitive, self-penned songs are skilfully backed by her band. Together they create intricate and fiery arrangements, which are as exciting as they are moving.
Hannah’s debut album is due for release September 2018.

https://www.hannahrarity.com/

Torphichen Kirk provides a unique and intimate setting where you experience the music close-up. Interval refreshments are served in the atmospheric Torphichen Preceptory which adds to the ambiance of this special evening.

Doors open at 6.30 and the concert starts at 7.00.

Tickets £10, accompanied children get in free.

Tickets can also be purchased here
Telephone booking for all concerts on 07887 867119 or email torphichensummernights@hotmail.com

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