Clarinet Quartet head for Gatehouse

A marvellous concert by Murray McLachlan in which the audience was spellbound from the opening notes of Bach to the last of Liszt was brought to an end by two encores, the first a gentle return to earth and the latter a catchy and timely arrangement of a Burns song.

It is a hard act to follow, but we are confident that the Fell Clarinet Quartet, pictured above, returning to Gatehouse Music Society after a gap of ten years, will keep the audience on the edges of their seats with a programme of varied and lively music.

The ever-increasing clarinet quartet repertoire is unique in that, due to the versatile nature of the instrument, it is able to draw from a wide range of influences including folk, jazz, klezmer and contemporary classical music.

There will be compositions, some written for the quartet, and arrangements of music by Smetana and Gershwin.

As well as their concert commitments the Fell Clarinet Quartet is in demand in music education and works in diverse places with young people of all ages.

Do come and join us at the concert which will take place on Sunday, March 9 at 7.30pm in Gatehouse Parish Church. Tickets available at the door and accompanied school children have free entry.