University of Glasgow music graduate, Helen MacKinnon is a Scottish composer who began composing professionally in 2015.? Helen?s growing portfolio of choral music is already enjoyed by choirs in Europe and Asia. Her setting of Gloria in Excelsis Deo was awarded by Ennio Morricone in the Florence International Choir Festival and recently recorded in Prague.

Helen takes inspiration from her Scottish heritage, faith and travels to shape her musical focus. Recent works include The Rinns of Islay, a musical journey around the island written for symphony orchestra. Living in Perthshire, Helen is on the Executive Committee of Perth Festival of the Arts and performs with Perth Symphony Orchestra.



Rory Boyle: Burble for Solo Clarinet @ Chetham's School of Music, Manchester
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm

Pavel Jaworski will perform Burble for solo clarinet by Rory Boyle.

Rory Boyle: Burble for Solo Clarinet @ Chetham's School of Music
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm

Pavel Jaworski will perform Burble for Solo Clarinet by Rory Boyle.

RCS: Fridays at One – Anush Hovhannisyan and Timothy Dean @ Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm

Anush Hovhannisyan Soprano
Timothy Dean Piano

Liszt Three Sonnets of Petrarch, S.270
Tchaikovsky Six Romances, Op.6
Berg Seven Early Songs Rossini Regata Veneziana

Award-winning soprano and alumna of the Royal Conservatoire, Anush Hovhannisyan makes a welcome return to kick off our Fridays at One concert series alongside Timothy Dean.

John Gourlay: Now fades the glimmering landscape @ Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm
Dave Arcari: US Tour @ Howlers, Pittsburgh
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm
Rory Boyle: String Quartet No. 2 (Quartetto da Requiem) [Premiere] @ St John's Evangelist Church, Cumnock
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm

The Edinburgh Quartet (musicians in residence at the Cumnock Tryst 2018) perform the world premiere of Rory Boyle’s String Quartet No.2 (Quartetto da Requiem).

RCS: Fridays at One – Moishe’s Bagel @ Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm

Greg Lawson Violin
Mario Carib? Bass
Phil Alexander Piano
Pete Garnett Accordion
Guy Nicholson Percussion

Moishe’s Bagel are an ensemble of like-minded musicians with a love of klezmer, jazz and Latin music. They have performed across the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic, including sold-out gigs at St George’s Bristol and Queen’s Hall Edinburgh. This concert will include material from their recently commissioned silent film score, Salt for Svanetia.

Rory Boyle: String Quartet No.2 (Quartetto da Requiem) [World Premiere] @ St John's Evangelist Church, Cumnock
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm

Haydn ?String Quartet op 20 no 5 in F minor

Rory Boyle ?String Quartet No 2 (Quartetto da Requiem)WORLD PREMIERE

Dvo??k?String Quartet op 105 in A flat

The concert opens with one of Haydn?s early works in the medium from 1772. He became known as ?the father of the string quartet? and this, one of his Sun Quartets, points to his flowering genius. This is followed by a brand new work receiving its world premiere from a wonderful composer based in Ayrshire, Rory Boyle. The recital culminates in a performance of Dvo??k?s last string quartet from 1896. This had gestated while he was in America and brings something of that New World magic to his chamber music.

Andrew Cruickshank: 20 Seaward Street @ Drygate, Glasgow
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:40 pm

Words: Rachel Jury ? Music: Andrew Cruickshank

’20 Seward Street’ is an unconvential fusion of opera, jazz and musical hall performed in Glaswegian vernacular by an international cast. Set in 1960 the show explores the issues of migration by following the fates of one family as they prepare to migrate from Tradeston to start a new life in Castlemilk.

Dave Arcari: US Tour @ Pecatonica Taproom, Warren
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm