Some Penicuik events in 2005

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Past events in PENICUIK

 A few of the events in reverse order that we all helped to promote back in 2005

 

 

  

Inspired by Horses

ART EXHIBITION

in aid of Thornton Rose Riding for the Disabled

 

opens at Penicuik Town Hall

on Saturday 10th December 2005

10 am to 4pm in the Lower Hall - easy street access

enjoy delicious home baking at the Penicuik Trust town hall café

 

then upstairs at Penicuik Art Centre  Monday 12th to Saturday 17th 10am – 4pm

enjoy delicious home baking at the Penicuik Arts Gallery café with its own exhibition by Kenneth McQueenie and an onsite craft shop

 

Prizes are given for the exhibition’s best entries of original art inspired by horses, in 3 categories : Paintings+drawings, photographs and 3-dimensional,   and for the best entries by children. Entries are being judged by Aine Devine.

 

All money raised from the entry fees and sale of the artwork goes directly to the Thornton Rose RDA to help the upkeep of the Group’s six horses and ponies at their stables near Rosewell.  This is a very worthwhile cause.  Supported by volunteer leaders and sidewalkers, rides are provided for up to 30 disabled people of all ages (many cannot walk unaided) every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The enjoyment and benefit to these riders has to be seen to be believed.

 

Organised on behalf of the Riding for the Disabled Association, Thornton Rose Group, Thornton Farm, Rosewell, Midlothian. Charity No.SCO28617

 

JUDGING THE PRIZEWINNERS

Aine Divine

Aine Divine is a portrait artist who has been painting professionally for 15 years. Born in west Cork, she moved to Scotland in 1996 and now lives and works here in Midlothian. Her work is realistic, painterly and loose. Short-listed for the Irish National Portrait awards three years in a row, in 1993 Aine was an award winner with her oil painting of J. Russell.  In 2004 three of her portraits were selected for the Society of Miniature Painters at London’s Mall Galleries. Chosen as one of the artists to paint Dr. Mo Mowlam on BBC Star Portraits with Rolf Harris, Aine is the 2005 Penicuik Turner Prize award winner and demonstrated public portraiture at a recent Open Saturday in Penicuik Town Hall.

The late Mo Mowlam

 


 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER ‘05

From the forests of Northern California

                                                                              

Clarelynn Rose

fireside fingerstyle guitar & lute

 - elegant, enchanting, exquisite

 

7.30 upstairs at Arts Centre, tickets £4 : refreshments

Tickets at door or in advance from Arts Centre EH26 8HS (01968 678804

 Tickets also available from Penicuik library or from the Town Hall on Open Saturdays

Biography         Reviews

 

 

 

 

 

WED 23 NOV 2005

PENICUIK TOWN HALL

Mike Maran & Philip Contini’s

with  Colin Steele , Martin Green

adapted from the stories of Giovanni Guareschi

adapted by Mike Maran & Philip Contini

music live on stage by Colin Steele and Martin Green

set and lighting by John Brown

produced and directed by Mike Maran

Set in a small Italian town in the threadbare years just after the war, the parish priest, Don Camillo, and the communist mayor, Peppone, represent the two poles of Italian life – the Catholic Church and the Communist Party. They stoop to skulduggery and worse to get one over on the other. But their public show of hostility conceals a deeper collaboration to defend a value more important than their respective ideologies – their shared humanity.

 

'They ... connect with their audience on a very personal level like your oldest friends recounting their fondest memories.' -Theatre Fest

With an original score written and performed live on stage by Colin Steele and Martin Green, The Little World of Don Camillo sweeps you off your feet and back fifty years to the Po Valley and a world full of hope that peace will last.

'the music is a delight' -The Herald

7.30 pm   ticket £8

the little world of don camillo

 

 

 

 

Saturday 29th October 2005

Penicuik Community Arts Association  Presents

Fantoosh!

Pauline Salmond, Graham Macdonald And Jenni Fraser

 

7.30pm on Saturday 29th October

Penicuik Arts Centre, West Street, Penicuik

contemporary arrangements of traditional,

jazz and classical  music

Tickets £5.00

SOLD OUT

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER 2005

A special showing of

THE SCHOOL CONCERT

(Kooruitvoerning Stichtse Vrije School 15 April 2005)

…extraordinary in the ordinary  a lesson for us all…

classes 8, 9, 10, 11. and 12 with a pianist, two drummers, four string players and three conductors reveal the sheer joy of group performance, filmed and edited live by themselves with an audience of parents and friends in Utrecht’s Jacobkirk

selected songs followed by
 VIVALDI’S GLORIA

At 7.30 tickets £2 door or advance Arts Centre or Library : refreshments : (01968 678804 eve 677854

Penicuik Arts Centre is at 4 West Street - look for the flag    

 

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 15 OCT ‘05

Doors open 7.30   ticket £7

take seats before 8 ; refreshments

4 West Street  -by the flag 

 

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2005

PENICUIK TOWN HALL

Penicuik Trust presents

Whalestock 2

featuring Whale Engineering, Elkin, Remnant Kings and The Vision

-                     the Town Hall was packed with happy friendly people having a good time!

 

 

FRIDAY 16 SEPT 2005 7.30

Penicuik Community Arts Association presents

 an illustrated talk by

DAVID HARVIE

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

4 West Street  01968 678804

TICKETS £3  refreshments

 

 

Penicuik Community Arts Association presents

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH 2005

Not the Three Tenors!

An Evening of opera with

Derek Watson

Arts Centre upstairs at 7.30 pm

 

 

26 AUGUST 2005

PENICUIK TOWN HALL

Penicuik Community Development Trust’s

Ceilidh dance

A wonderful sell-out event.

 

20 JULY 2005

Penicuik Community Development Trust presents

At Penicuik North Kirk 7.30pm £7

Australia’s

COLCANNON

Bring 'joie de vivre' to every performance.  If you want a great night of music - described as "...simply stunning", (The Scotsman) ,  if you want to laugh and cry, or if you just want to experience the joy of great musicians who love to perform, .Colcannon is it.    "...Miss them at your peril".

A Penicuik audience thrilled to a blistering performance by Australia's Colcannon in the North Kirk Open Door on Wednesday 20 July. Organised by Penicuik Community Development Trust with some help from the Folk Club and Penicuik Arts, the gig was supported by the Open Door's technical team with Trust organiser Stuart Ritchie on sound. From Adelaide, South Australia, Colcannon delivers a blend of crackling harmonies and brilliant instrumentals from all members of the three-girl, two-man team. The band is led by Eric Bogle's Glasgow-born accompanist John Munro, one of the world's best blue-grass mandolin players, and features the unmistakable voice of Kat Kraus, spine-tingling fiddle playing by Emma Luker, guitarist Peter Titchener and outstanding bassist Jenna Bonavita. With an easy stage presence, unruffled by the sudden appearance of their record company manager in the Penicuik audience, the band impressed their listeners with the humour and the sheer professionalism of their music. The roots are Celtic but the flavour of this band (www.colcannon.net) is warmly Australian. A great night for everyone. 

 

 

CHERNOBYL CHILDRENS LIFELINE

Visit to Thornton Rose Riding for the Disabled

 

In July 2005, 17 children from Belarus spent a sunny Saturday afternoon at Thornton Rose riding the ponies and enjoying a barbeque along with their host families and our volunteers.  A group of 9 – 12yr olds come to Scotland for a month each year to boost their health. The children live in the area near Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union where there was a terrible nuclear accident in 1986.  As a result they have significant health problems and some are orphans.

It’s been our pleasure for the past few years to help these special children experience supervised horse riding in the healthy Scottish countryside. The children of the host families also get to ride. The group organising the trip is called Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.

For more information: http://www.chernobylchildlifeline.org/

 

 

 

 

MONDAY 27 JUNE 2005 at 7.30pm 

 

Roger Kelly in association with Penicuik Community Development Trust at

PENICUIK TOWN HALL

fresh from their concerts at the St Magnus Festival Orkney

     

JOHN KENNY

& THE CARNYX

WITH DJ CHRIS WHEELER

£7.50

Edinburgh-based John Kenny’s repertoire runs from ancient and ethnic music to the present day, and he’s as a concerto soloist with leading orchestras and ensembles, playing trombone and other instruments . He co-directs Carnyx & Company (voice / trombone / electronics - music theatre), TNT Music Theatre Company, the Scot Free improvising ensemble, and the early music group His Ain Draucht Trumpets.   He's an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, and is currently a professor at both the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.    John joined a team of specialists at the National Museum of Scotland to reconstruct the Deskford Carnyx. Discovered in Northeast Scotland, this is the finest example so far discovered of an Iron Age Celtic war horn -the most splendid and powerful wind instrument of the ancient world.  John became the first person to play the carnyx for 2000 years, and has since lectured and performed on it internationally, in concert hall, radio, television, and film. In March 2003 he performed solo to an audience of 65000 in the Stade De France, Paris.  Hear John Kenny play trombones, Polynesian conch, didgeridoo, alphorn, and carnyx, set into extraordinary soundscapes by sound man Chris Wheeler in Penicuik Town Hall on Monday June 27.  Together Kenny and Wheeler have created a highly unusual piece: "Doric" from the sounds and images of the town of Huntly and its distinctive sound of speech.  They will also play Ankh by Scots-born composer Morris Pert -who we hope will join us in Penicuik from his studio in Sutherland. Morris Pert has made 'percussion wizard' performances for BrandX (together with Phil Collins, Percy Jones, John Goodsall, Peter Robinson, Robin Lumley), as well as the writing and playing with Mike Oldfield, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney's Rockestra, Kate Bush, T. Rex, Elvis Costello and his own bands 'Come to the Edge' and 'Suntreader'. And work with the famous Japanese percussionist Stomu Yamashta and the Red Buddha Theatre. As Morris said: "I like to write music that I haven't heard before." 

While still a student, Chris Wheeler began to develop a career as one of London's hottest young DJs, working in a wide variety of clubs. He's been assistant to the legendary sound designer John Whiting, and now acts as an independent session producer for various record labels. Chris runs his digital production studio above the infamous 333 club in London, where he composes, records and mixes a wide variety of music, from beat-based sounds of the club to intricate electro-acoustics. He’s most well known as the founder and manager of The Heritage Orchestra “We want to change the outlook of young classical musicians who are our age and stop them being channelled into the same old things. It’s about taking things that are out of place and getting rid of the boundaries. Putting things next to each other that people think shouldn’t work and making them work. The first of the Heritage club nights was held at Cargo in East London back in January 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

TUESDAY 14 JUNE 2005

John Clerk of Penicuik

 and the music of the Edinburgh Enlightenment

 :  An ILLUSTRATED TALK BY DAVID JOHNSON  :

 

 

Preceded by refreshments and a short AGM reviewing work of the Arts Association at 7pm

David Johnson’s talk with music starts at 8pm  Tickets £4  (01968 678804

Penicuik Arts Centre is at 4 West Street alongside the Belgian Consulate -look for the flag    

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

FRIDAY 3 JUNE 2005

ONE GLASS EYE

FROM THE ACOUSTIC MUSIC SCENE ROUND INNERLEITHEN THAT PRODUCED  THE BARRELSCRAPERS  AND  LAST BUS HOME ,  ONE GLASS EYE  EXPLORES THE MELODIES AND RHYTHMS OF EASTERN EUROPE.    JEWISH KLEZMER AND BULGARIAN DANCE MUSIC  ARE SPECIAL INFLUENCES .  LAUNCHED AT CELTIC CONNECTIONS IN JANUARY,  ONE GLASS EYE  ALREADY ATTRACTS NATIONAL PRESS COVERAGE.

doors open 7.30 take seats by 8. Tickets £5 at door or in advance : refreshments : (01968 678804

Penicuik Arts Centre is at 4 West Street alongside the Belgian Consulate -look for the flag    

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

THURSDAY 5 MAY ‘05

singing group

JAMMIES

The  Jammies  formed two years ago in May 2003.  Their name suggests they enjoy ‘jamming’- improvising with voices –and that they feel lucky to be singing together.  Jammies repertoire runs from pop through spirituals to original contemporary pieces, many by Yvonne Burgess, the group’s director.   

I

Black is Black  :  Always Burning Sun (Yvonne Burgess)  :  In My Life (Lennon/McCartney)  : April Moon (Yvonne Burgess)  :  Yes I Will  :  Ten Thousand Charms (Robinson/Kunkel)

II

The Past is History (Yvonne Burgess)  :  The Stream (Yvonne Burgess)  :  Water Wrinkles (Morag Carmichael)  :  Let Peace Like a River (Yvonne Burgess)  :  Frank Lloyd Wright (Paul Simon)

III

Life’s Purpose (Longfellow/Kelley)  :  I am in the Stillness (Yvonne Burgess)  :  Midwinter Song (Yvonne Burgess)  :  Michelle (Lennon/McCartney)  :  Ah My Heart (Anon)  :  You’ve Got a Friend (Carole King)  :  Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)

 

Doors open 7.30   ticket £2  take seats by 8 refreshments

4 West Street  -by the flag  

 

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 16th APRIL: a brilliant evening of

more than traditional music

with michelle burke

accomplished irish-edinburgh vocalist

anna-wendy stevenson

leading fiddler of Fine Friday fame

and james ross

pianist acclaimed at Penicuik Arts

-doors open 7.30, tickets £6  (01968 678804  Penicuik Arts Centre is at 4 West Street alongside the Belgian Consulate - look for the flag    

 


Michelle Burke, from the small village of Ballynoe in East Cork, has been based in Edinburgh since 2002. Michelle was singing as soon as she could speak, surrounded by music her early influences were Irish ballad and folk songs, and her first public performance was singing 'The foggy dew' at a local village hall aged eight. Michelle's style today echoes diverse musical influences: Sandy Denny, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Sinead Lohon, Ewan Macoll and Billic Holiday.  Michelle studied music in University College Cork for four years where she graduated with a B/Mus hons in 1999 and went on to a Masters in Traditional Irish music and song from the Irish World Music Centre, University College Limerick in 2001.

In 2001 international percussionist Tommy Hayes was commissioned to record the soundtrack for a documentary on the life of St. Brigid and invited Michelle to sing on the project. In September 2001, Michelle performed for the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern.


Anna-Wendy Stevenson, raised in Edinburgh and surrounded by music from a family steeped in the arts, has made her name as a respected performer and teacher of traditional fiddle. She studied music with her grandfather, composer Ronald Stevenson, and won a scholarship to the USA. Her appearance in three opening concerts for Celtic Connections illustrates her versatility and breadth as ensemble player and soloist. A founding member of successful trio Fine Friday, Anna-Wendy has recorded and toured Europe, Canada and Australia and performed at many top festivals. She is a member of all female quartet Calluna and the globe trotting outfit Anam and Calluna (USA, Australia, Japan, Europe). Closer to home Anna-Wendy performs regularly with the Bella MacNab Dance Band the ceilidh band of choice for the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Revels at the Assembly Rooms. A holder of London College of Music diplomas in teaching and performance and known for her innovative approach, Anna-Wendy is principal teacher at Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop and has been part of the late Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now! organisation bringing music to people with special needs.  Anna-Wendy has been recording new albums –one with her grandfather of his arrangements of the Scots and Gaelic music they’ve played together since she was a child –another with James Ross after their recent tour of the west coast of Scotland.

James Ross from Wick began playing at eight years old, studying under respected musician and composer Addie Harper.  He went on to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, graduating in Scottish Music in 2000, -with an MA in Tradition­al Irish Music Performance a year later after studying piano under Mícheal Ó Súilleabháin at the Irish World Music Centre, Limerick.  As part of a group, James was a finalist in the 1999 Radio 2 Young Folk Award.  He’s performed widely in Britain, Ireland and America, and recently recorded a live broadcast on solo piano for Celtic Connections, BBC Radio Scotland.  Teaching in the community -from individual tuition to group workshops- he also teaches Traditional piano at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.  Part of the late Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now! Scheme, he’s taken performances to all kinds of venues. Over the last year he’s made a huge impact at Penicuik Arts in two stunning concerts with Sarah-Jane Fifield and Mary McCarthy.        .


 

 

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 19 MARCH

DAVE ANDERSON in

STARDUST

THE HOAGY CARMICHAEL STORY

his acclaimed one man show from GLASGOW CITIZENS THEATRE

 

doors open 7.30 : advance tickets £8 : (01968 678804

Penicuik Arts Centre is at 4 West Street alongside the Belgian Consulate -look for the flag     

Printable Penicuik Poster

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 12 MARCH ‘05

hot from the northern tour

moishe’s

bagel

doors open 7.30 : advance tickets £8 : (01968 678804

Penicuik Arts Centre at 4 West St beside the Belgian Consulate -look for the flag    

SOLD OUT

Printable Penicuik Poster

 

 

Publicity was prepared for an event on Saturday 5 March 2005 that Penicuik Arts decided not to go ahead with: it looked intriguing as this unused poster shows

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

SUNDAY 27 FEBRUARY  -from Brittany

Trio BoCoLo

doors open 7 o’clock, tickets £7  (01968 678804  

Penicuik Arts Centre 4 West Street by Belgian Consulate - look for the flag    

 

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY: a brilliant evening of

traditional music

with james ross

piano -back by big popular demand

and mary mccarthy

piano and accordion par excellence

doors open 7.30, tickets £6 in advance  (01968 678804

    Penicuik Arts Centre at 4 West St beside the Belgian Consulate - look for the flag    

 

 

 

 

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