Some of Scotland’s top traditional flute players are set to perform at a special charity concert on Friday 6th May. The concert, arranged in conjunction with the 3rd FluteFling Scottish Flute Day, is in aid of SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and will take place on Friday 6th May. This event is the first of its kind to showcase the flute in this way and is part of a big weekend of traditional flute music in Edinburgh.
The lineup so far features:
- Cathal McConnell (Boys of the Lough, all-round legend)
- Hamish Napier (Back of the Moon)
- Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow)
- Nuala Kennedy
- Dougie Pincock (Battlefield Band)
- Niall Kenny
- Kevin O’Neill (Treacherous Orchestra)
- Danny Boyle (St Roch’s Ceili Band)
- Tom Oakes
- Kenny Hadden
- Sharon Creasey
- Gordon Turnbull
There will be a session afterwards and others over the weekend too on the Saturday and Sunday. And of course there is the main FluteFling Scottish Flute Day of workshops on Saturday too. Nuala will also be performing with her band on Saturday 7th, making it a great weekend for flute music.
Venue and tickets
The Great Scottish Flute Night will take place at:
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX
7.30 – 10.00 pm (doors open 7pm)
Please note there is no alcohol allowed on the premises. A cafe is available and there are lots of pubs nearby!
Updated 15 April to include venue and tickets
Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH), an important charity dedicated to mental health and well-being for all. Given that 1 in 4 people are affected by mental health problems at some point in their lives, this is an issue that touches the lives of us all.