WORLD CLASS MUSICIANS are to be provided a platform for their work at the historic Brodie Castle in Moray in a series of summer lunchtime concerts.
The first will be held tomorrow (June 27) at 12noon in the main Victorian Drawing Room at the ancestral home of the Brodie clan for the last 800 years. Launching the programme will be American pianist Mac McClure, who is to play a Spanish repertoire.
Brodie Castle Property Manager, Shona Ferguson, told insideMoray: “We are honoured to have such a prestigious musician as Mac McClure starting the ‘Music For Lunch’ series at Brodie.
“The Drawing Room is very special and an ideal venue as the acoustics are exceptional and we know that the venue is perfect to showcase such a brilliant musician. Tickets are limited to ensure each concert goer has the best of experiences, so we would urge those interested to book their tickets quickly!
“After the 45-minute recital lunch will be served in the Castle Tea Room where the audience will have soup and sandwiches, tea and coffee and freshly baked biscuits. Our Tea Room team always go that extra mile and I know that it will be a wonderful finish to a very special event.”
Coordinated by Bernardo Mantilla Baca, who is a resident of Brodie, the series is a collaborative cultural exchange programme between the National Trust for Scotland, Music Nairn, Findhorn Bay Arts and Fundacion Teatro Bolivar.
It provides the opportunity for locals and visitors alike to experience top quality live music in the splendour and atmosphere of the Castle. When visitors step through the huge wooden entrance, they step back in time to the castle’s glory days, when the Brodie family were one of Scotland’s most prominent families.
The Drawing Room has an impressive art collection many of which can be seen whilst listening to this live piano recital.
Shona added: “The venue is perfect for such a world class performance. We are very lucky to have the opportunity to host this very special concert series of ‘Music for Lunch’ at Brodie.”
The series continues over the summer with lunchtime concerts on August 8 by Scottish Pianist Christina Lawrie, on September 26 a concert with Christopher Baxter, and October 31 by Andy Hodge.
For further information go to www.nts.org.u/events or telephone 01309 641371. Ticket are £25 per person (£12 for children under 10) for the recital and lunch.