Tuesday, 5th March 2019 at 7:30pm in the Eastgate Theatre

Red Priest

Piers Adams, recorders
Adam Summerhayes, violin
Angela East, cello
David Wright, harpsichord

The Baroque Bohemians

Music by:
Biber, Byrd, Campra, Handel, Mielczewski, Richard Nicholson, Telemann & Vivaldi

The adventurous British group Red Priest plays baroque music with virtuosity and attitude and sets out to challenge perceived notions of how standard works of this period should be performed.

In this programme, Red Priest explores the connections - real and imagined - between gypsy musicians and the master composers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Were early baroque maestri inspired by the insane virtuosity and improvisational skills of the travelling gypsies of the time? How might the music of Handel or Vivaldi sound in the hands of an 18th century gypsy band?

Exploring the Eastern European folk influences ever present in the music of Telemann, and the recently discovered Uhrovska Collection of gypsy dance tunes from 1730, Red Priest combines its trademark baroque dynamism with true gypsy mayhem!

About Red Priest

To find out more about Red Priest, please visit (opens in a new tab).

What Others Are Saying

“supreme musicians” (The Observer)

“they are sure to introduce a new audience to baroque music.”
(Early Music Today)

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

EMS logo

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