The St Margaret’s Project aims to establish an internationally-renowned performance and arts venue in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.
We want to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Braemar and Royal Deeside.
But we also want to attract a huge range of high-quality events and performances.
St Margaret’s, the masterpiece of renowned Scottish architect Sir John Ninian Comper, is a glorious and nationally-significant Victorian gem. Its regeneration, in tandem with many other exciting local projects, will help enhance Braemar even further as a place for visitors to enjoy and as a place to live and work.
March 01/03/18 - 04/03/18 Braemar Mountain Festival - Mountain Art and Photography Exhibition
01/03/18 6-7pm - Please join us for a mulled wine to launch this exhibition. Exhibitors include Geoff Allan, Anke Addy, Greg Drumm, Hamish Frost, Jamie Hageman, Susie Leiper, Ann Vastano, Fiona McPherson and Eoghain MacLean Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 - 4. http://www.braemarmountainfestival.com/
March 23/03/18 Camilli String Quartet Concert
1.00 pm - A lunchtime recital from a very professional young quartet that was formed at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.The quartet were the winners of the Trinity Laban John Barbirolli Competition 2015, and were also awarded a place on the Richard Carne Chamber Mentorship Scheme. The quartet is made up of experienced chamber and solo musicians, who currently hold individual scholarships at Trinity Laban. They are coming to St. Margaret's as part of Aberdeen Art Galleries partnership project. https://www.camillistringquartet.co.uk/repertoire
April 14/04/18 An Evening with Liz Lochead
7.30pm - "Something Old Something New" - monologue and poems read by Liz Lochead “from bittersweet to rude and raunchy Liz weaves a spellbinding and beguiling show mixing poems monologues and music. “ Saxophonist Steve Kettley will provide musical interludes and accompanyment.
May 04/05/18 - 6/05/18 Photography Mini Festival - Photography Exhibition, Workshops and talks.
Braemar’s first photography festival, celebrating our natural environment and the talents of some of our top local photographers. Steve Rennie, Andy Hall, Dale Johnson and Magali Brat.
May 18/5/18 Transatlantic Connections
Time TBC Fiona Kennedy and friends welcome special guest Jonatha Brooke all the way from Nashville.
May 26/05/18 Lisa Milne
Time TBC The renowned Aberdonian soprano described by the BBC as "one of RSAMD's best-known alumni".
June 08/06/18 Jenny Sturgeon with Jonny Hardie & Charlie McKerron.
Time TBC The inspiration for Jenny's lyrics comes from folklore, historical events and personal experience, and having trained as a biologist her enthusiasm for nature creeps in to all her work. Jenny plays in a trio with Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) and Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie ).
June 29/06/18 Ensemble Boquhain
Time TBC A Scottish Duo of flute and guitar committed to performances that engage with audiences and constantly developing ways to present work in ways that communicate ideas clearly. A fusion of Traditional Tango, Classical and Jazz .
August 17/8/18 - 02/09/18 Anke Addy Photography Exhibition
Well know local photographer Anke will have a solo show featuring work inspired by Nan Sheppards "The Living Mountain".
August 31/8/18 Steve Garrett
1pm - 2pm Steve will perform a lunchtime recital on the electric guitar. This is a free event but donations to the restoration of the church are welcome. Bring your own picnic and view the exhibition and listen to some atmospheric music in beautiful surroundings.
September 02/09/18 UA Choir with Paul Mealor
We welcome back Professor Paul Mealor and Royal composer with the University of Aberdeen Choir for this popular event following the Braemar Gathering
September 22/09/18 One Fine Day Music Festival
Mini Music festival curated by Graham Fitkin and Ruth Wall
November 18/11/18 WW1 Memorial Concert
Other events still to be finalised or confirmed include:
Breakout Concert from the North Atlantic Fiddle Festival
Breakout concert from Aberdeen International Youth Festival
Variety concert curated by Live Music Now
Chair Art Exhibition
Three Harps at Christmas