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Guitarist Sean Shibe takes centre stage in this folk-inspired programme, which traces the roots of the Scottish-Canadian diaspora in music from the Renaissance to the present day.

From the exquisite delicacy of the Scottish lute manuscripts and Dowland’s heart-rending Lachrimae, we course through Purcell and Geminiani to meet Sir James MacMillan’s timeless From Galloway and Linda Catlin Smith’s Sinfonia – united by their irresistible blend of modernism and folksong. And at its zenith, modern guitar meets gut strings in a brand- new guitar concerto from the award-winning Canadian composer, Cassandra Miller. 

Various Straloch and Rowallan Scottish lute manuscripts  
John Dowland Lachrimae 
Henry Purcell Fantasia à 4, Z 738 
Henry Purcell In Nomine à 7, Z 747 
Francesco Geminiani Sonata No. 3, ‘The last Time I came o'er the Moor  
James MacMillan From Galloway 
David Fennessy Rosewoods I & V 
Linda Catlin Smith Sinfonia 
Cassandra Miller Chanter

John Butt director 
Sean Shibe lute and guitars 

Pre-concert talk with Sean Shibe, 6.30pm - free but ticketed 


This concert is part of the Dunedin Consort 2023/24 season which includes Songs of Wars I Have SeenMatthew PassionJohn PassionSean Shibe meets Dunedin ConsortMessiahLeipzig 300Čičić directs Vivaldi and the Scattered Rhymes Choral Tour. Book for four or more events and save 20%. 

Presented by Dunedin Consort

"Shibe sustains a world of intensity and introspection through playing that buzzes with vitality. The attention to detail in his playing is breathtaking."

(The Guardian) 

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