2017 Programme

This year’s Festival starts on Wednesday 27th September and continues through the first two weekends of October.   The whole programme is summarised below with detailed descriptions in the following pages.

Please come along to Balerno Children’s Gala on 27th May when a printed copy of the full programme will be available and tickets will be on sale.

Wednesday 27th September

  • 7.30 – 9.30 Dinner Discussion – Yla Steven – Fiddle Music,  St Joseph’s Hall

Friday 29th September

  • 7.30 – 8.30 A Night on Broadway with Balerno Theatre Company,  Balerno Parish Church

Saturday 30th September

  • 9.30 – 12.00 Come and Play – Balerno Festival Orchestra, Balerno Parish Church
  • 2.00 -4.00 Village Screen at the Festival – SING, Ogston Hall
  • 7.30 – 9.30 Village Screen at the Festival – Sing Street, Ogston Hall
  • 7.30 – 9.30 Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society, Balerno Parish Church
  • 7.30 -9.30 Meadows Chamber Orchestra, Juniper Green Parish Church
  • 8.30 – 11.30 Cabaret – Lionel Ritchie and Motown Hits, Bowling Club

Sunday 1st October

  • 2.00 – 3.30 Sing and Dance in Time and Space with Mr Boom, St Joseph’s Hall

Friday 6th October

  • 7.30 – 9.30 Borders Big Band, Balerno Parish Church
  • 8.00 – 12.00 Parental Duty @ The Rugby Club, Currie Rugby Club

Saturday 7th October

  • 9.00 – 1.00 Festival Café, St Joseph’s Hall
  • 9.30 – 11.00 Young Musicians Concert, Balerno Parish Church
  • 1.00 – 5.00 Come Together and Sing the Beatles with the Pentland Singers, St Joseph’s Hall
  • 1.00 – 1.45 Music Workshop with Fun Time Harmonies, Ogston Hall
  • 6.00 – 8.00 Come and Hear the Pentland Singers – with a little help from their friends! St Joseph’s Hall

Sunday 8th October

  • 2.30 – 4.00 Children’s Concert – Artie’s Tartan Tales, Bowling Club

Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th October

  • 9.30 – 2.00 Coffee & Snacks at The Mill,  St Joseph’s Hall
  • 12.30 -1.30 Music @ The Mill, St Joseph’s Hall

Friday 13th October

  • 7.30 – 9.30 Richard Dennis Concert – Sirocco Winds, Balerno Parish Church
  • 8.00 – 11.00 Folk Concert – Isla St Clair and George Machray, Bowling Club

Saturday 14th October

  • 9.00 – 1.00 Farmers’ Market, Main Street
  • 9.00 – 1.00 The Mill Café, St Joseph’s Hall
  • 9.30 – 12.00 Music in The Main Street
  • 2.30 – 5.00 Open Folk Music Session, Grey Horse
  • 6.00 – 7.00 Hot Fork Supper, St Joseph’s Hall
  • 7.30 – 9.30 Gala Concert – The Scarlet Quartet, Balerno Parish Church
  • 9.30-10.30 Reception, St Joseph’s Hall

Sunday 15th October

  • 10.00 – 11.15 Festival Praise, Balerno Parish Church
  • 7.30 – 11.00 Jazz Party, St Joseph’s Hall