East Neuk Festival 28 Jun - 2 Jul 2017
The East Neuk Festival utilises its many churches as venues for summer music. The first concert in 1999 featured Beethoven’s Septet and Mendelssohn’s Octet, performed by players from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. This led to an annual SCO concert series, “Summer Evenings in the East Neuk”, and then, in 2004, Svend Brown joined them to create the East Neuk Festival.
In the decade since then, the Festival has hosted some of the world’s greatest artists and has steadily developed the range of activities.
The heart of the Festival is classical chamber music, but we also present world, jazz, folk and electronica. In addition to our musical celebrations, we’ve commissioned films, exhibitions, art installations and literature events as well as guided walks.
We use a range of venues throughout the area, from small churches, an ex-nuclear bunker, caves, an RAF base, a Scout hut to stately homes & gardens. We take great pride in ensuring that the high standards on-stage are matched by the care and consideration given to all our attendees. One thing is guaranteed – each festival presents something new and unusual.
Written on 28 May 2017