Some Penicuik events in 2006

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Past events in PENICUIK

 Some of the events we all helped to promote in 2006

-in backwards order-

 

PENICUIK ARTS

SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER 2006

THE BLACKHEARTS

Two voices and an acoustic guitar -good, simple, memorable songs and great harmonies.

 

Chrissy Mostyn (vocals) Richard Pilkington (vocals and guitar) -The Blackhearts travelled to Penicuik Arts recently to hear chris and thomas, and performed with them on their UK tour.  Hear them play here close up  on Saturday 2 December at 7.30pm. Tickets £6 from the Arts Centre, 2 - 4 West Street EH26 9DL telephone 01968 678804. Refreshments are available on the night. Listen to The Blackhearts website

 

 

DECEMBER AT THE

Preview afternoon: Sunday 3 December

KENNETH McQUEENIE

 

NOVEMBER AT THE

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2006

HOT CLUB: VENT D’EST

          Tel. 01968 678804.

       IAIN KING    :

Born in Leith, lain Started violin at the age of six and changed to guitar at 15.  He worked as a professional guitarist in London during the 6Os. On coming back to Edinburgh, he returned to the violin and played with Alex Shaw at Prestonfield House in a residency of twelve years. He is also a renowned Folk musician and a book of his tunes has just been published by Canongate Cadgers Publications called The Leith Collection. But lain's heart has always been in Swing, and here he makes a long overdue return to the musical genre of Venuti and Lang, a style he’s completely at home in.

  GRAHAM HIGH:   

Graham was born In Dundee and studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art. After a postgraduate travelling scholarship to the U.S.A, he studied music and in particular the acoustic guitar and was first introduced to the 'Gypsy Swing' sound when he heard Waso with Fapy Lafertin.  He was later drawn to the music of guitarists such as Ralph Towner, John Abercromble and John Mclaughlin and performed and recorded with the critically acclaimed group Looking East. He was an award winning political cartoonist with the Scotsman newspaper and now works as a freelance artist and musician.

VENT D’EST -Edinburgh’s masters of gypsy swing jazz.

 

 

 

PENICUIK CRAFT FAIR 11 NOVEMBER 2006

PENICUIK TOWN HALL

 

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OCTOBER AT THE

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Recent works by Cherith Harrison & Siobhan Healy, Penicuik Arts October 2006

Two Edinburgh College of Art graduates. Siobhan Healy produces delicate glass pieces inspired by nature and in contrast Cherith Harrison takes her inspiration from the geometric designs found on the inside of envelopes to produce bold, colourful prints.

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS

FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2006

MAPPING SCOTLAND

Diana Webster of the Scottish Map Library

Arts Centre EH26 9DL  Friday 3rd November at 7.30. £3. refreshments. 

 

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS

FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 2006

2006 UK TOUR

"wonderful weird band" –The Scotsman  “surreal and satirical gumbo" -Sunday Herald   "deeply eccentric pop band" -The Guardian

Eggplants play close up at Penicuik Arts on Friday 20 October at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 from the Arts Centre, 2 - 4 West Street EH26 9DL telephone 01968 678804. Refreshments on the night.

From Brooklyn (or some other galaxy altogether), the Eggplants came to Penicuik semi-unplugged and captivated their audience:  Eddie Logue (percussion, Gil Shuster (bass); and Kenny Young (acoustic guitar and vocals). Apart from John Barry’s All the Love in the World, all the songs were written by Kenny and arranged by the band.

Websites:   eggplantis  ; Kenny Young and the Eggplants

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER

 

       

TWO PIANOS

Rachel Topham & Graham Macdonald

 

7.30 pm  £3 refreshments

Arts Centre, 4 West St  Penicuik

 

EH26 9DL -by the flag

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS

FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

fair witness
Scottish songwriters Suzanne Adam and Sandy Butler’s new collaboration.

 

"...poignant folk-pop songs tackling love and loss...wistful melodies, Suzanne Adam’s pure, caressing vocals and sympathetic musical interplay." 'The Skinny' 

 

Runners-up for this year's Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections, their sound blends open-tuned melodious folk with the energy of acoustic rock, featuring pure yet high-powered vocals and fiddle from Suzanne (what a voice!) and rhythmic, inventive guitar and bass from Sandy.

 

Hear them play here close up at Penicuik Arts on Friday 29 September at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from the Arts Centre, 2 - 4 West Street EH26 9DL telephone 01968 678804. Refreshments are available on the night.

Collection for Action Aid

www.fairwitnessmusic.com

 

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

Thursday 21st September 2006

The years of action and adventure with the Arabs in the First World War are over.  With original music and authentic sounds, the real man behind the popular image presents himself and takes you through his later challenges and achievements, from his arrival at Bovington Camp in Dorset in 1923 till his unexpected death almost at the same place in 1935.  Prepare to visit such exotic locations as a fort at the edge of Afghanistan, as well as events such as the Schneider Trophy Race and a near-farcical press-dodging dash from Plymouth to London! Despite occasionally revealing his most bleak and vulnerable side, Lawrence's sense of fun and humour constantly bubbles through

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 “Raymond Sargent is someone it's very hard not to admire. As well as single-handedly performing this 100-minute tale of the last years of Lawrence of Arabia, he also wrote it. A regular and welcome visitor to the Customs House, Sargent keeps the punter's attention glued to the stage. His stage presence is absolutely brilliant and his tremendous performance fully deserved the animated response from the enthusiastic audience. –Shields Gazette (Tyne & Wear)

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There are many parts for Sargent to play including Lawrence's friends; Thomas Hardy and E.M. Forster, as well as Lowell Thomas, the American journalist who made him famous. With the current situation in the Middle East, interest in Lawrence is on the up and this show offers something for anyone who wants to know more. - Stroud News & Journal

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Few words could better describe Raymond Sargent than 'human dynamo'. The Dorset actor and dramatist took his audience on a whirlwind tour of India, London, Dorset, Hampshire and many other locations, to chart the later life of "Lawrence of Arabia". Events were woven seamlessly together: among the most poignant are his letter to Thomas Hardy telling him what it is like to fly, his selling of his dagger to pay for repairs at his cottage, Clouds Hill, his learning of Hardy's death whilst listening to the music of Beethoven and his hearing of a bird tapping on his window pane being interpreted as a portent of death. Sargent employs a vast range of voices, facial expressions and body language to portray the myriad characters, music and sound effects to convey atmosphere and a conversational style to draw in his audience. His research has been meticulous: this is a great work and Sargent's remarkable stage presence deserves to be enjoyed -Salisbury Journal               read more

 

In performance at Penicuik Arts on Thursday 21 September at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 from the Arts Centre, 2 - 4 West Street EH26 9DL telephone 01968 678804. Refreshments are available on the night.

 

 

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SEPTEMBER AT THE   

New paintings by Catriona Taylor Delves, Penicuik Arts September 2006

 

PENICUIK STREET FAIR DAY

Saturday 26 August 2006

Penicuik

Arts Trail

10am-2pm

View the work of local artists

 

Penicuik Town Hall: High St

Paintings, wall sculpture and papier mache by

Susan Irvine, Neil MacDonald & Jan Miller

REFRESHMENTS

 

Penicuik Pottery : 17 High St

Stoneware pottery; drawings, spun yarn, and textiles

by Jane Kelly & Catherine Freeland

 

Garden Studio: 20A John St

Paintings by Ulla Hipkin

 

Gallery Café :  4 West Street

Paintings, engravings, lithographs & etchings

by John Rogers (see below)

REFRESHMENTS

 

 

 

AUGUST AT THE  

 

OUT AND ABOUT

an exhibition of paintings, engravings, lithographs & etchings by

JOHN ROGERS

6 August to 2 September

open every day 10 till 4 except Sundays

PENICUIK COMMUNITY ARTS ASSOCIATION
Gallery Café, Arts Centre, West Street, Penicuik  01968 678804

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS

SATURDAY 12 AUGUST

First off for the new season of events at Penicuik Arts Centre -a concert by chris and thomas. With sounds gathered from the landscapes of the American southwest, their beautifully woven harmonies and sparse instrumentation will make you think of big skies with small clouds. Chris and Thomas have made their name on the Los Angeles club circuit, playing and singing round a single condenser mike, like the old bluegrass bands. They overlay their ‘roots’ playing style with soothing vocal harmonies, in songs that are dark with thoughtful lyricism, harking back to Simon & Garfunkel. The Chris and Thomas song "Take These Thoughts" won this year’s Independent Music Awards in the US as best Americana.  Although they’ll be performing in Edinburgh as part of their European tour, they are coming to play here close up at Penicuik Arts Centre on August 12th 2006 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 from the Arts Centre, 2 - 4 West Street EH26 9DL telephone 01968 678804. Refreshments are available on the night. Find out more about Chris and Thomas on their website http://www.chrisandthomas.com/ 

"I was immediately taken with their soulful lyricism and brilliant musicianship. The songs are all equally mesmerizing, and the performances are simply magical.”   -- Russell Cook, The Hotel Café, Los Angeles (honest, intimate, artist-friendly venue, one of America's hottest spots for singer-songwriters). 

 

PENICUIK TOWN HALL

 SATURDAYS IN JULY 10 am - 1.45pm

Penicuik Community Development Trust presents

 

IAN HAMILTON FINLAY

(28 OCTOBER 1925 - 27 MARCH 2006)

  AND HIS GARDEN AT LITTLE SPARTA

Featuring the National Library of Scotland’s Exhibition

IAN HAMILTON FINLAY-of conceits and collaborators

viewing Finlay through five of his collaborators,  Michael Harvey, Gary Hincks, David Paterson, Tom Bee and Robin Murdoch. Michael Harvey is a letter-designer and cutter, responsible for the inscriptions for Edinburgh's Playfair Project. Gary Hincks is an artist, illustrator and designer specialising in illustrating the Earth's dynamic systems. David Paterson is a photographer of landscape. Tom Bee is a commercial artist and typographer. Robin Murdoch is a printer's representative.

 

 

 

Penicuk Community Arts Association presents the Open

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

Penicuik Arts Centre

12th – 24th June 2006

10am – 4pm except Sundays

Penicuik Arts Centre is at 4 West St. tel:01968 678804

Sunday 11 June 2006

Opening of the Exhibition

and award of The Turner Prize

Endowed by Andrew Turner, Blacksmith, Penicuik

Last year’s winner: Aine Divine

 

 

Saturday 10 June 7.30 till midnight

CHARITY BARN DANCE

Organised by Esk Valley Rotary Club in aid of Maggie’s Centre,

 Chernobyl Childrens Lifeline, Thornton Rose Riding for the Disabled and other local charities

at Thornton Farm Rosewell

with the Gordon Clarke Ceilidh Band

£10 tickets at barn door include supper

 

SATURDAY 10 JUNE 2006 10am-4pm

 

Penicuik House Preservation Trust & the Scottish Lime Centre Trust

PENICUIK HOUSE OPEN DAY

A day of demonstrations, lectures, a guided tour and a display of information about the project and the use of traditional materials and techniques. Tea & Coffee, bring your own picnic

10.00am Demonstration - 3 Minute Kiln and Lime Slaking

11.00am Lecture – Introduction to Lime in Traditional Buildings

11.45pm Demonstration - Mixing Mortar

12.00pm Walking Tour – Guided tour of the House and Grounds

3.15pm Demonstration - Pointing and Repairing Stone Masonry

More information from Catherine Gregan, Project Organiser for the Penicuik House Preservation Trust

Mobile. 07866774356 or cgregan@penicuikhouse.co.uk

 

PENICUIK TOWN HALL

 FRIDAY 9 JUNE 2006 AT 7.30

A rare, rare evening!

Concert by St Georges Sinfonia

Leader Rachel Scott : Conductors Roddy Long and Philip Redfern

Lost for over 200 years, a new performance of the exciting
Symphony in C by Thomas Erskine

6th Earl of Kelly (Edinburgh 1761)

"Loudness, rapidity, enthusiasm" they said in the 1760s. Too racy for its time, this symphony will be performed from the original scores newly restored & published by David Johnson, who’ll be present to hear it played. 

Sonata in G by William McGibbon (Edinburgh 1734)

Rectative & Aria Pena tirana (Amadigi) and Lascia ch’io piano (Rinaldo)

by G.F. Handel and Che faro senza Euridice? (Orpheus & Eurydice) by C.W. Gluck

Soloist: Helen Stanley (soprano)

Concerto Grosso in E minor by William Boyce

Soloists: Rachel Scott (violin) Claire Parris (violin) Joanna Loudon (cello)

Chacony by William Purcell

Symphony No 25 in C by Joseph Haydn

Tickets £3 (£2 school age) -refreshments

from Penicuik Arts ( 01968 678804 or at the door.

PCAA gratefully acknowledge Midlothian Council support in letting Penicuik Town Hall for this event

This was a hugely successful Penicuik concert.  The playing of the orchestra and of the soloists was a delight, and the Earl of Kelly’s first symphony an impressive discovery. Alexander Cowan would have been happy to know that the music of his Edinburgh childhood was being heard again so well in the Cowan Hall he left to the people of Penicuik. The hall’s surprisingly clear orchestral acoustic was enjoyed by performers and audience alike. And Helen Stanley is already an assured and accomplished voice to look out for in the years ahead.

 

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JUNE AT THE   

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Eilidh Mackenzie & Amy Todman: glass & drawings Penicuik Arts Gallery, June 2006

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY13 MAY 7.30pm

matinee SUNDAY14 MAY 3pm

MIKE MARAN -music by Dave Milligan
“Spellbinding”

SATURDAY £9; SUNDAY £7 - refreshments (01968 678804

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


 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

THURSDAY 11 MAY 2006

singing group

JAMMIES



 

7.30pm : tickets £2 : refreshments  (01968 678804

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

 

 


Click for more about Yvonne Burgess and Jammies

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

FRIDAY 5 MAY 2006

 

PENICUIK LIFTOFF FOR INSPIRED NEW TRIO!

PHIL ALEXANDER

of MOISHES BAGEL  ACCORDION PIANO

CATRIONA MACKAY

of FIDDLERS BID  CELTIC HARP

SUE MCKENZIE

of SALSA CELTICA  SAX

Three brilliant musicians play together in
 the matchless acoustic space at Penicuik Arts

7.30 pm Tickets £7 - Refreshments (01968 678804

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


 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

THURSDAY 27 APRIL 2006

FROM SLIGO: THE LEGENDARY

SEAMIE O’DOWD

 FORMERLY WITH DERVISH

Séamie is steeped in the traditional music of County Sligo and began playing aged eight, learning from parents Sheila (Regan) O'Dowd and renowned fiddle player Joe O'Dowd.  Hailed as one of Ireland's finest multi-instrumentalists, he’s been a longtime member of revered Sligo super-group Dervish, recording two award-winning albums and touring worldwide, and played on acclaimed albums by innovative accordionist Máirtín O'Connor.

 A chance to hear Seamie play the matchless space at Penicuik Arts.

7.30 pm  Tickets £6  -refreshments (01968 678804

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

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE: SATURDAY 15 APRIL 2006

7.30pm Ben Kearsley; Guitar at 4 West Street   

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 8 APRIL 2006

-enjoy another brilliant evening

with James Ross

Scotland’s acclaimed traditional pianist

and Michelle Burke

Ireland’s accomplished vocalist

in the matchless acoustic space at Penicuik Arts.

doors open 7.30, tickets £6, refreshments  (01968 678804                               

      The  Arts Centre is in the heart of Penicuik at 4 West St. next to Belgian Consulate -look for the flag    

Michelle Burke, from the village of Ballynoe in East Cork, has been based in Edinburgh since 2002. Michelle was singing as soon as she could speak, 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 MacColl and Billie Holiday.  Michelle graduated with honours in music from University College Cork and went on to a Masters in Traditional Irish music and song from the University College Limerick in 2001. Engaged in a recording project with international percussionist Tommy Hayes and now regularly singing with James Ross, Michelle has performed for Ireland’s Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern.


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 two years he’s made an intense impact at Penicuik Arts in a series of stunning concerts with Sarah-Jane Fifield, Mary McCarthy, Anna-Wendy Stevenson and Michelle Burke.


Penicuik Arts Centre -loved by performers for its intimate acoustic, for its welcoming fireside and its appreciative audiences and -in some cases- for the quality of its upright Knight piano, has become a favoured point-of-entry for tours by several Scottish and international artists and continues to be a revelation for those who perform here for the first time. Our space may be small but our roster of friends and supporters in the performing arts is legendary.  James Ross has developed particularly close ties with his audience here. 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH 2006

  

FERINTOSH

North America’s supremely talented traditional musicians

Abby Newton (cello)

 David Greenberg (fiddle)

Kim Robertson (harp)

once again begin their Scottish tour here at Penicuik Arts.

7.30pm : tickets £10 book early : (01968 678804

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

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

FRIDAY 17 MARCH2006

7.30pm : tickets£8 book early : (01968 678804

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

http://www.fraserfifield.com/

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

SATURDAY 11 MARCH 2006

moishe’s bagel

Scotland’s most exciting klezmer and Balkan sound

-back at Penicuik Arts after last year’s scorching gig

exhilarating full flavoured stuff, often breathtakingly intricate but played with jubilation…the Bagel acquires the momentum of an express train” –The Herald

 one of the most moving musical experiences of my life”–Round & About Mull

expressive and raunchy” –The Guardian

7.30pm : tickets £10 book early : (01968 678804

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

 

 

 

FRIDAY 3 MARCH

ROGER KELLY

six days to study

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN JAPAN

Extending last Saturday’s displays in Penicuik Town Hall, this meeting is an illustrated fireside report of a short research visit to Japan made last month in the company of Deborah PEEL of Dundee University, Steve CARTER of Scottish Enterprise Tayside, Emma COLES of Dundee University and Stewart MURDOCH of Dundee City Council.   We visited Japan under the direction of Professor Haruhiko GOTO and Dr Kayo MURAKAMI of Waseda University Tokyo, with Taro HIRAI of Tokyo University, Angelica MAIEREZO Visiting Waseda Fellow, Peru, Taro TAGUCHI of Waseda University, Yoshikazu ANDO of Miyanoshita and Jonathan WORRAL, architect, Tokyo.  Between touchdown, an opening seminar at Waseda University, Tokyo and closing public presentations there by us, we toured places in Tokyo, Yokohama, Odawara, and Hakone and received generous attention from public officials and community groups. With an emphasis on cultural and heritage development, I found a lot to interest colleagues in Penicuik Community Development Trust, Penicuik Community Arts, the Royal Town Planning Institute in Scotland and the Saltire Society.

                                             

 Visit funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation   Geddes Institute: University of Dundee

Friday 3 March 7.30pm  -  room donations: refreshments

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

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 1 MARCH

Presented by Roger Kelly for Penicuik Community Arts Association,

 The Penicuik Community Development Trust, Postcard for Penicuik group,

Penicuik Tourist Group and Penicuik Taize Vaults singers.

ROSSLYN

CHAPEL

And the impacts of the book & film:

The da Vinci Code

Iain Grimston

Visitor Services Manager for the Rosslyn Chapel Trust 

Wednesday 1st March at 7.30pm: donations: refreshments (677854. Penicuik Arts

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

 

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

    FEBRUARY 2006

SORROS GUITAR DUO

PHILLIP THORNE AND SELINA MADELEY

 

 

 

 

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE

FEBRUARY 2006

CHRISTINE DE LUCA

Shetland’s poet

Christine De Luca (née Pearson) was born and brought up in Shetland, spending her formative years in Waas (Walls) on the west side of the mainland. She now lives in the Edinburgh area. In 1996 she won the Shetland Literary Prize with her first poetry collection Voes & Sounds and again in 1999, Wast Wi Da Valkyries. A third collection, Plain Song, was launched in Shetland and Edinburgh in 2002. It is accompanied by a CD of the poems, read by the author. These three collections were published by The Shetland Library. A pamphlet, Drops in Time's Ocean, was published by Hansel Co-operative Press, in 2004. It is based on eight generations of Christine's family, on her father's side. Her most recent collection, Parallel Worlds, was published by Luath Press in 2005. One of the poems in this collection, Makkin Sooth Eshaness, won the Rhoda Bulter Prize for Shetland Dialect, 2004.  Her work is also found in numerous literary journals, both national and international and anthologies including The Hand That Sees published by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in association with The Scottish Poetry Library. This was a poetry-photography collaboration. She has also had fruitful collaborations with artists. “Her Shetland poems, written in the beautiful Scots of those islands - a blend of Old Scots and Norn - seemed to hanker for a simple and pure way of life which was marvellously evoked in image and sound .... They are poems with a sense of place, sympathy, commitment to language, the urge to celebrate life itself." -Douglas Lipton Dumfries & Galloway

Four poems     Christine's website

 

PENICUIK ARTS CENTRE: JANUARY 2006

 Bring & share evening   

 

That was 2006.

 

 

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