The Scottish Reed Trio

Bute Arts Society are pleased to introduce the final act in their 2010/11 programme – The Scottish Reed Trio.

The Trio, comprising Catherine Earnshaw on oboe, Frances Pybus on clarinet and Heather Kent on bassoon, are playing at Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday, March 18 – and what an evening it looks set to be.

The Scottish Reed Trio will perform, for the first time, a work by Dr Oliver Searle which has been commissioned by Argyll and Bute Concert Tours. The work, entitled ‘Dalriada’ (a Gaelic kingdom which encompassed Argyll and Bute, part of Lochaber and County Antrim in the sixth and seventh centuries), is in six movements, each one specific to the areas of the music societies the trio are playing for. Bute’s very own movement is called Kildavanan – the name of the house that Dr Searle’s great uncle used to have near Ettrick Bay.

The Scottish Reed Trio was formed at the beginning of 2008, delivering its debut recital in September 2008 for Westbourne Music. The trio met whilst studying at the RSAMD and since graduating have spent many years working as orchestral musicians with Scotland’s major orchestras and music educators coming together to form this exciting new ensemble out of a shared enjoyment of chamber music.

The concert begins at 7.30pm in the Assembly Hall of Rothesay Joint Campus. Admission is £7 and students go free – don’t miss it!