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New quartet by Alasdair Nicolson commissioned by LMNS for the Astrid Quartet

In celebration of Live Music Now Scotland's 30th anniversary, a new string quartet has been commissioned from Alasdair Nicolson with funding from Kimie Trust. It will be given its public premiere by the Astrid String Quartet at the St Magnus Festival in Orkney on 24 June and will also be heard in a series of concerts funded by the Robertson Trust in Orkney care homes, day centres for adults with disabilities and older people and for chlidren with additional support needs. Demonstrating the span of Live Music Now Scotland's reach throughout the country, the second public performance of String Quartet No 2, The Keeper of the Sheep, will take place on 22 July as part of the Music at Paxton festival in Paxton House in the Scottish Borders.

Astrid String Quartet

Information on all Music at Paxton events can be found on their website. As well as performances within the main festival programme, we are delighted to be involved with Music at Paxton Plus in the lead up to the festival with FREE performances by Duende, flute and guitar duo, on Sunday 18 May and Olga Jegunova, piano, on Sunday 15 June.

Photo Credit: Renato Ventoso

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