A seasonal celebration of Scottish and Nordic woods and music at the height of summer.
midSUMMER FESTIVAL is a one-day public live music experience, celebrating the Scottish landscape at the height of summer and establishing links with traditions from the Nordic nations, centred around the summer solstice.
Festivities which now mark the start of the summer holidays and a retreat to nature traditionally bestowed good fortune on the harvest and are rich with verdant motifs and symbols of new life.
midSUMMER FESTIVAL uses these traditions to inform the performance of music drawn from the folk and classical traditions, alongside exhibition and experience that celebrates the enduring connection between music and landscape.
Underpinning all this is a promotion of environment, conservation and wellbeing to declare our commitment to sustainable practice within the performing arts.
Première: 22nd June 2019, St Columba's by the Castle
Running time: 2 hours approx. (with 1 interval)
Printing (Programme) : Out of the Blueprint
What people thought
"Lovely way to celebrate midsummer with wonderful music and delicious food. Right amount of background and contextual info: love hearing about the traditional instruments."
“MUSICA NORDICA events make the audience feel so welcome and so much part of the programme.”
“The food was outstanding and the music very moving”
“The food was wonderful! Location - beautiful. And the music was inspirational.”
"I enjoy every MUSICA NORDICA event. The music was beautiful, so was the food."