RCS Presents: Piano Festival – STRAVAIG, A Journey through Scotland’s Music


Stream Available: 20/04/2021 - 21/04/2021

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Directed by Djordje Gajic & Neil Sutcliffe 

Join the RCS Keyboard department in celebrating Scotland in music. This afternoons Keyboard Session explores music inspired by Scotland’s culture, landscape, poetry and history.  


Collaborations involving dance, film, and art all feature in this online performance, with a mixture of solo works and chamber music. Included are some lesser-known works by contemporary Scottish composers, as well as a few weel-kent classics.  


Sit down with a hot water bottle, a cup of tea, and a biscuit, and let us lead you on a wee “stravaig” – a wander through some of Scotland’s music! 


Directed by Djordje Gajic & Neil Sutcliffe 





Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47) 

Hebrides Overture, for 2 pianos 



Karolina Pancernaite Piano 



Eddie McGuire (b.1948) 

Prelude No.12 for Accordion 


Zach Ronan Accordion 

Mika George Evans Dancer 



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) 

The Sweetest lad was Jamie, text from a folksong setting by William Smyth 


Flora Birkbeck Mezzo-soprano 

Wei Ken LohViolin 

Sarah Nail Cello 

Órán Halligan Piano 






Benjamin Britten (1913-76) 

Highland Balou, text by Robert Burns (1759-96) 


Flora Birkbeck Mezzo-soprano 

Órán Halligan Piano 



Erik Chisholm (1904-65) 

Sonatine Ecossaise 

  1. Lento 
  1. Allegretto 


Teo Wei Ting Clarisse Piano 



Robert Schumann (1810-56) 

Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart, Op.135 (German translation of text by Mary Stuart) 

No.3 To Queen Elizabeth 


James MacMillan (b.1959) 

‘Ballad’ from Soutar Sangs, text by William Soutar (1898-1943) 


Roisin Lavery Soprano 

Mark Rogers Piano 



Ronald Center (1913-73) 

Piano Sonata 


Anna Michels Piano 



Thea Musgrave (b.1928) 

A Suite oBairnsangs, text by Maurice Lindsay (1918-2009) 

No.1 The-man-in-the-mune 

No.4 A child’s prayer at night 


Francis George Scott (1880-1958) 

Crowdieknowe (text by Hugh MacDiarmaid)  


Daniel Barrett Baritone 

Neil Sutcliffe Accordion 



Rory Boyle (b.1951) 



Catriona Mackenzie Piano 



James MacMillan (b.1959) 

From Ayrshire (arr. Ryan Corbett) 

  1. Largo, molto rubato   
  1. Like a very fast reel   


Paul Docherty Violin 

Ryan Corbett Accordion 




Donald MacDonald (1887-1967) 

An Eala Bhan (The White Swan) 


Ciorstaidh Chaimbeul Voice 

Djordje Gajic Accordion 

Neil Sutcliffe Piano 

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Stream Available: 20/04/2021 - 21/04/2021


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