Summer strings at Carluke kirk

Gemma Donald...appearing in concert in Carluke
Gemma Donald...appearing in concert in Carluke
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THE seasonal concerts, “Music for a Summer’s Evening” continue on July 19 at 7.30pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Mount Stewart Street, Carluke when Gordon Cree will be at the piano accompanying international operatic soprano, Catriona Clark and award-winning traditional fiddler from Shetland, Gemma Donald.

Catriona Clark is one of Scotland’s most in-demand sopranos. She studied at the Royal College of Music in London and at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. Since then her operatic and concert career has taken her throughout the world performing major soprano roles.

Gemma Donald, described by Shetland fiddler Aly Bain as, “one of the finest players in the country,” is also one of the busiest. Since winning the coveted Glenfiddich Fiddle Championship in 2006, she has gone on to establish herself at the forefront of fiddle playing. She is also an award-winning composer, session musician, pianist and adjudicator at national competitions. Admission costs £7.50 at the door, which includes tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards.