Caledonian Connections

January 26 is actually the day after Robbie Burns’s birthday, but we’d like to keep the party going a while longer!

Join us for a cosy evening of 18th-century Scottish music, featuring traditional tunes in 18th-century arrangements (and some of our own), variation sets, and sonatas by Scottish composers whose heritage can be heard whispering behind Italian, French and English influences. And some Irish music will also grace the evening as well. Music by James Oswald, Alec Munro, John Gunn, Francesco Barsanti, Alexander Baillie, Turlough O’Carolan and more.

Making a blend of warm and magical sounds for the evening are: Julia Seager Scott clarsach (17th-century Scottish harp), Baroque triple harp – Alison Melville, traverso, recorders – Laura Jones, Baroque cello, bass viol. Soprano Meredith Hall joins the instrumentalists for a few Scottish songs, some composed by Robbie Burns himself.

Saturday January 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Ave., Toronto).

Tickets available at the BeMused Network:

If you’re closer to Hamilton, Ontario, Caledonian Connections is also being presented by Hammer Baroque on Sunday January 27 at 3 p.m. Check the Hammer Baroque website for details.