GLASGOW Cathedral Festival returns to its oldest building, Dear Green Place, on September 29 for its sixth season.

The festival, which runs until October 2, includes day, evening and night activities.

Its free, unticketed lunchtime shows are also returning after the pandemic lockdown, with Glasgow trio Fleet kicking off the festival in the cathedral’s crypt.

Imogen Morgan, of the Royal College of Organists, will be inspecting Father Willis’ 1879 cathedral instrument during another lunchtime concert.

Other highlights include Edinburgh-based Nigerian-Scottish trumpeter Aaron Akugba and percussionist Tom Pritchard playing a wide range of tunes, from Schumann and Mahler arrangements to the music of Florence Price.

Composer and harpist Ailee Robertson will perform with the traditional musicians below Traditional perfumesa series of works depicting the process of whiskey production in Scotland.

The The Hebrides Ensemble presents a program based on Penderecki’s Clarinet Quartet, as well as lesser-known works by Mozart and Bernstein, as well as pieces by Helen Grime and David Fennessy.

The festival concludes with a service in the cathedral at 11am on October 2, led by the Reverend Mark Johnston and featuring the church choir.

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Plus, don’t miss an interview with violin masters Colin and Findlay Tulloch October deluxe edition Scottish field magazine.

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