Tuesday, 4th December 2018 at 7:30pm in the Eastgate Theatre


Rebecca Tavener & Libby Crabtree, sopranos
Anne Lewis, mezzo-soprano
Bill Taylor, harps


Canty is Scotland’s only professional medieval music group and comprises the regular female singers with Cappella Nova, Scotland’s leading early music vocal ensemble.

This programme of music for Yuletide includes rare and lovely medieval Scottish pieces from the St Andrews Music Book, a delicious feast of English medieval carols, glorious chant from St Hildegard of Bingen, harp tunes and dances as well as traditional carols. There will also be some delightful new settings of medieval Christmas texts by Nichola LeFanu and James MacMillan.

The three expert voices and virtuoso harp of Canty will lead you on a journey from the sound world of the 13th century, evoking the earliest Christmas traditions, to the present day.

About Canty

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What Others Are Saying

“Voices carrying clearly through the stonework like messengers from another age.” (The Herald)

“The quality of the voices is outstanding.” (Early Music)

Ticket Prices
Adult Non-Members £15 - buy online
The following tickets are only available from the Eastgate Theatre box office
Adult accompanying child under 12 £7
Members of Biggar Music £7
Members of Music in Peebles Free - included in subscription
School pupils FREE
Students under 25 in full-time education FREE

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This concert is subsidised by Enterprise Music Scotland through funding provided by Creative Scotland.