Ison String Quartet

26 April 2015

Dick Lee Swingtet

Violins - Emma Lloyd, Julia Lungu

Viola - Alexandra Martha Ursache

Cello - Laura Sergeant


J. Haydn  String quartet op.20 Nr 2

I.Stravinsky Three pieces for string quartet


J. Haydn String quartet op.76 Nr 4 "Sunrise"

D. Shostakovich String Quartet Nr 8



Dick Lee Swingtet

31 May 2015

Dick Lee Swingtet

Dick Lee's hot new swing quartet, featuring classic tunes by the likes of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller et al., swung by Tom Davis and Marcus Ford (guitars), Owen MacDonald (bass) and Dick (clarinet, bass clarinet, sax, recorder).

Website: Dick Lee Swingtet



Eddie Seaman and Luc McNally

28 June 2015

Dick Lee SwingtetEddie Seaman & Luc McNally are two of the five members of the young and talented band Barluath which has previously performed at Torphichen Summer Nights. Edinburgh born Eddie started playing the Pipes when aged 12 and now plays Whistles and Bouzouki as well. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow, which is where the five members of Barluath met.
Newcastle-born Luc McNally plays Guitar and Button Accordion and sings on occasion. Luc has done a lot of work at The Sage in Gateshead and was part of Kathryn Tickell’s Band Folkestra. Eddie & Luc have released an E.P. entitled Headlights. The musical talents of Eddie & Luc are to the fore in Barluath and going out as a duo is a side career for the two.


Website: Eddie and Luc



Julia Somerville

26 July 2015

Julia Somerville is multi-talented as a harpist, composer and singer, performing with effortless poise. Described as a 'prodigious talent' by the Scottish Arts Council, Julia has won numerous music awards and prizes, including the prestigious Donald Dewar Arts award.



All That Malarkey

30 August 2015

All That Malarky

"All That Malarkey" classical cabaret show has been awarded 4 and 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has toured the UK over the last year to critical acclaim. Four stunning classical singers, one flamboyant and hilarious Musical Director/pianist, All That Malarkey's feel-good performances boast "striking, bold and often humorous" interpretations of household favourites featuring an electrifying mix from The Beatles to Bruno Mars, Gershwin to Gloria Gaynor and Disney to Dusty Springfield!


ATM are dedicated to bringing audiences a fresh sounding, entertaining theatre show, boasting brand new arrangements of songs, sketches, fairy tales, extraordinary medleys and entrancing ballads - all with the Malarkey twist.

Expect an evening of quality musical entertainment presented by the dazzling, energetic and crowd-pleasingly whimsical singers of All That Malarkey!


ATM have performed at venues including Covent Garden, Goodwood House, Cardiff Castle, Edinburgh Fringe, Leeds Castle, BBC Hoddinott Hall and the Richard Burton Theatre.



MD/Pianist - David George Harrington

Soprano - Amy Fuller

Soprano - Holly Anna-Lloyd

Tenor - Eleias Roberts

Tenor - Andrew Horton


Website: All That Malarkey


Emerging Talent - Young People from Douglas Academy

27 September 2015

Douglas Academy

Torphichen Summer Nights is committed to supporting young musicians and, with that in mind, the final concert in our 2015 series will showcase young performers from the Music School of Douglas Academy.

Torphichen Kirk provides a unique and intimate setting where you experience the music close-up. Interval refreshments are served in the atmospheric Torphichen Preceptory which adds to the ambiance of this special evening.

Doors open at 6.30 and the concert starts at 7.00.

Tickets £12.00 Concessions £9.00, accompanied children free. Booking on 07887 867119 or torphichensummernights@hot


The accompanist is Claire Haslin and on the night you will be hearing from a range of instruments such as the Guitar, Voice, Clairnet, Trumpet, Flute, Violin, Cor anglais/oboe and Clarsach.