It’s been 20 years since Martyn Bennett – who died in 2005, aged just 33 – was commissioned to write a special piece of music to commemorate the centenary of his alma mater, Broughton High School. The piece, titled Mackay’s Memoirs, was used to help open the New Scottish Parliament in 1999 and recorded in 2005, completed on the day Bennett died. It is his final, and many would say, best work.
On 4 March, join some of the City of Edinburgh Music School alumni (Maeve Gilchrist, clarsach; Ben Duncan, pipes; David Lloyd, beats and loops; Lissa Robertson, vocals and keys) as they perform the piece alongside solo and ensemble work from the school’s current students. This show is part of The Queen’s Hall’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to the event, simply fill in the form below and correctly answer the following question:
How many years is it since Martyn Bennett wrote Mackay’s Memoirs?
Competition closes Mon 25 Feb. Entrants must be 16 or over. The prize consists of two tickets to attend Homecoming 2: The Return of Mackay’s Memoirs on 4 March and is not transferable. Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or the prize will be offered to another entrant. Tickets will be available to collect at The Queen’s Hall Box Office up until the event starts and proof of identity will be requested on collection. Our T&Cs can be found at theskinny.co.uk/about/terms
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