Musical special set to return to Moray castle venue

Brodie Castle – ‘Marvel of Peru’ returns to the NTS venue

SEASONAL MUSIC IN a classical setting is being offered at Brodie Castle with the return of talented musicians directed by James Ross with guest soprano Aileen Birch.

The National Trust for Scotland site is presenting the afternoon event on Sunday, December 13 with players and singers returning for a “magical mix of season music through the centuries”.

Looking ahead to the ‘Marvel of Peru’, Brodie’s Shona Ferguson said: “We have very much enjoyed hosting the Marvel of Peru before at Brodie and know everyone who comes along will hear lovely music, with two concerts in the beautiful setting of the castle’s magnificent drawing room.”

The first performance will begin at 3pm with a second at 5pm, with tickets available at £14 which includes a glass of non-alcoholic mulled punch and a mince pie before each concert.

The Marvel of Peru musical group was formed in 2012 to explore the baroque repertoire and authentic performance practices of the period in Scotland, England and the continent, playing baroque recorders, spinet and cello.

The group takes its unusual name from a piece of music by Scots composer James Oswald, who was born in 1710. He in turn had named his piece after an attractive flower which tends to open mid-afternoon.

Space is limited, so booking is essential. Tickets can be obtained online or by calling 01309 641371 for further information.