National Chamber Music Day 2016 took place on Saturday the 17th of September!
It was the fifth time EMS held the event which saw chamber music ensembles performing free, impromptu concerts in public spaces across the country to celebrate chamber music in Scotland.
EMS worked with 26 partner organisations and 44 musicians to fill Scottish Towns and Cities with the sound of chamber music. 27 performances took place in venues stretching from Dumfries to Thurso including castles, community centres, galleries, tearooms, shops and pubs.
As well as reaching out to a wide range of cultures and communities in Scotland, National Chamber Music Day also explored our Scottish cultural traditions in music and language. Award winning Gaelic singer and step dancer Joy Dunlop was joined by the Brodick String Trio and Alasdair Iain Paterson for a fantastic performance at Dram, Glasgow in collaboration with An Lòchran, the organisation which develops and promotes the Gaelic arts in Glasgow.
Have a listen to their beautiful rendition of Nach Truagh Leat Mi 'S Tu 'N Eirinn.
EMS teamed up with Maryhill Integration Network for the final event of the day - our very own National Chamber Music Day Ceilidh! International music and dance groups at Maryhill Community Centre were joined by the wonderful Concerto Caledonia who presented their Nathaniel Gow’s Dance Band programme which featured classical, folk, Scots song and plenty of dancing!
For more information on all the wonderful performances that took place on National Chamber Music Day, have a look at the events table on the right hand side toolbar or enjoy browsing through some of the pictures below.