Isle of Gigha Music Festival

30th June - 1st July 2017

 

Gigha Musical Festival CD

We are very proud to be involved in producing a live Gigha Festival CD – with tracks donated by our headliners over the last three years and all profits going to the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust.

Photo of Karine Polwart © Paul Heartfield

Artists on the CD will include:

Dan Thorpe - Fiona Hunter - Lau - Karine Polwart - Treacherous Orchestra - Mary Ann Kennedy
Emily Smith - Fred Morrison - Matheu Watson - Blazin’ Fiddles

The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust

The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust was formed to raise funds for the promotion of piping and other forms of traditional music amongst young people in Scotland.

The specific aims of the Trust are:

  • The advancement of education of residents of Scotland under the age of thirty years by encouraging participation in and the study of all forms of traditional music and in particular the music of the Great Highland Bagpipe;
  • The advancement of the arts and culture of Scotland by promoting the performance, study and composition of all forms of traditional music and in particular the music of the Great Highland Bagpipe;
  • To encourage the attainment of high standards of performance and innovative composition in relation to all forms of traditional music and in particular the music of the Great Highland Bagpipe.

Fundraising began in January 2007 with the first memorial concert.  It was a spectacular and very emotional event, packed with a host of great musicians including Dougie MacLean and Xose Manuel Tejedor. This has now become an annual event for the Trust and each year the audiences in the Perth Concert Hall have enjoyed  a stunning line-up of musicians from Scotland and the other Celtic nations. 

We hope to be able to release the CD in late 2014 so do check this website for the latest news.

Photo of Blazin Fiddles playing at the Gigha Music Festival in 2012