Programme 2018 – 2019

Music in Lanark: The McLachlan Family

The McLachlan Family

Saturday 22 September 2018 at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

‘The Pianist as Hero’

The Family play music by a national hero (Chopin), a disabled hero (Beethoven), an injured hero (Scriabin), an exiled hero (Rachmaninov), anti hero (Busoni), and a political hero (Prokofiev), as well as unsung heroes Bach and Schubert.

Father Murray (from Motherwell) performed for Lanark Music Club in the 1980s.  He now returns for a very special evening of piano music with his whole talented family: Murray, Kathryn, Rose, Callum and Matthew.

Kammerphilharmonie Europa

Saturday 20 October at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

A Chamber Orchestra of talented musicians drawn from across Europe regularly tours the continent and returns to New Lanark with a programme of orchestral music including a violin concerto and trumpet concerto.


A. Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor, F.XI. no 21
T. Albinoni: Concerto Saint Marc in E flat major, for trumpet and orchestra
J. Suk: Serenade for Strings Op. 6
– Interval –
J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto in E major BWV 1042
T. Albinoni: Adagio G minor for string orchestra
C. Nielsen:” Little Suite for Strings, Op. 1

Music in Lanark: Kammerphilarmonie Europa
Music in Lanark: Duo B!zart

Duo B!z’art

Saturday 17 November at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

Piano duet, founded by André Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste in 2004, with the 4 hands and 20 fingers of the two virtuoso musicians intertwined over the 88 keys of the piano.
“Bizarre” means what is unusual and unconventional, helping you discover the passion of the world of arts.

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances, selection
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann op. 23
Felix Mendelssohn: Andante and Allegro Brillante op. 92
Schumann: Bilder aus Osten op. 66
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite op. 71a

Classic Jazz Orchestra

Saturday 8 December 2018 at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

Formed in 2004, the Classic Jazz Orchestra’s mission is to explore the fabulously varied back-catalogue of jazz in an informative, entertaining and professional way. Its remit, however, is to re-interpret, not replicate, jazz styles covering the period from the early 1900s to about 1970.

Music in Lanark: Classic Jazz Orchestra
Music in Lanark: Babayaga


Saturday 12 January 2019 at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

Babayaga are the unusual combination of saxophone (Karen Dufour) and the harp (Gwen Sinclair). The strange name of the duo refers to one of the movements from ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ by Modest Mussorgsky, inspired by a witch from Russian folklore.  Taking advantage of the varied sound colours from the unusual combination of harp and saxophone, they will explore Mussorgsky’s masterwork in a new and unique way, as well as playing music from Debussy and Schumann.

Dean Owens

Saturday 2 February 2019 at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

Dean Owens is one Scotland’s finest singer/songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skillfully crafted stories and memorably heart-twisting melodies, he is a compelling and engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs.

Music in Lanark: Dean Owens
Music in Lanark: Rose Room

Rose Room

Saturday 23 February 2019 at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

Scottish Jazz Awards finalists Rose Room have become one of Scotland’s leading ensembles influenced by the Gypsy Jazz genre. Sharing a love of Swing music and the style of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, their “vigorous and vivacious” performances go “down a storm” with any audience as they serve up their 1930s ‘Hot Club’ standards, Gypsy Jazz favourites and self-penned originals with virtuosity, verve and panache.

Based in Glasgow, the quartet features award-winning violinist and vocalist Seonaid Aitken, Scotland’s No. 1 ‘guitar maker to the stars’ Jimmy Moon on double bass, and Danny Kyle Award-winning Tam Gallagher and Tom Watson on rhythm and lead guitars respectively.

Roth Guitar Duo

Saturday 9 March 2019 at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

Sam Rodwell and Emma Smith formed The Roth Guitar Duo whilst studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. Brought together by their love of chamber music, they explore this shared passion through arrangements for two guitars. Their repertoire ranges from Renaissance to contemporary music and, as might be expected, there tends to be a strong Southern European and South American influence to the programme. This promises to be a fascinating exploration of the world of guitar music.

Music in Lanark: Roth Guitar Duo

Yehudi Menuhin School

Thursday 9 May 2019 at 7.45 pm

The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

We are delighted to welcome once again this ensemble of musical stars of the future who for the past four years have astonished us with their precocious talent. This concert is ever a highlight of the MiL season and the group is predominantly made up of pianists performing solo, with instrumentalists to add to the variety and show off the pianists in an accompanist role.