Nevis Water Stories

Nevis Ensemble is thrilled to be giving 60 chamber music concerts in nine of Scotland’s local authorities as the culmination of the orchestra’s Nevis Water Stories projects as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21.

Delayed from 2020 due to the pandemic, chamber groups will premiere new works written by four composers, following an Open Call, in collaboration with young people and community groups in four areas of Scotland:

  • Aberdeen: Lisa Robertson (young people from across the city)
  • Isle of Eigg: Fergus Hall (the whole island community)
  • Saltcoats: Harry Gorski-Brown (primary school children)
  • Port Seton: Huan Li (adults with learning disabilities)

Taking place between 16 and 26 November 2021, and visiting Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Argyll & Bute East Ayrshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highland, and North Ayrshire, performances will take place in a variety of community and social care venues, such as schools, hospitals and care homes, as well as public spaces and venues.

Auchenharvie Swimming Pool | 19 November 2021 | 11am
Saltcoats Road, Stevenston KA20 3JR

Rivergate Shopping Mall | 19 November 2021 | 1pm
5 Fullarton Street, Irvine KA12 8EJ

Scottish Maritime Museum | 19 November 2021 | 3pm
Harbour Road, Irvine KA12 8BT

Aberdeen Art Gallery | 20 November 2021 | 11am
Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FQ

Aberdeen Art Gallery | 20 November 2021 | 12pm
Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FQ

Union Square | 20 November 2021 | 1pm

Aberdeen Beach Promenade | 20 November 2021 | 2pm
Esplanade, Aberdeen AB24 5QA

Aberdeen Beach Promenade | 20 November 2021 | 2.40pm
Esplanade, Aberdeen AB24 5QA

Duthie Park | 20 November 2021 | 3.30pm
Polmuir Road, Aberdeen AB11 7TH

Newton Dee Village | 20 November 2021 | 5pm
Newton Dee Village, Old Ferry Road, Bieldside, Aberdeen AB15 9DX

Crathes Castle | 21 November 2021 | 11am
Crathes, Banchory AB31 5QJ

St Margaret’s Braemar | 21 November 2021 | 2pm
Glenshee Rd, Braemar, Ballater AB35 5YQ

Dunbar Battery | 21 November 2021 | 11.30am
Dunbar EH42 1HY

Fisherrow, Musselburgh | 21 November 2021 | 2.30pm
Links View, Musselburgh EH21 6JT

Social Bite Village | 21 November 2021 | 5pm

Port Seton Resource Centre | 22 November 2021 | 1.30pm
South Seton Park, Port Seton, Prestonpans EH32 0BQ

Leith Community Croft | 22 November 2021 | 3.30pm
4 John’s Place, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7EL

Hayocks Primary School | 24 November 2021 | 11am
34 Lumsden Place, Stevenston KA20 4HF

St Matthew’s Academy | 24 November 2021 | 1.30pm
Jacks Road, Saltcoats KA2 1NT

Saltcoats Town Centre | 24 November 2021 | 3pm

Lockhart Campus | 25 November 2021 | 9.30am
120 Boglemart St, Stevenston KA20 3JL

Lockhart Campus | 25 November 2021 | 10.45am
120 Boglemart St, Stevenston KA20 3JL

Lockhart Campus | 25 November 2021 | 11.30am
120 Boglemart St, Stevenston KA20 3JL

St Anthony’s Primary School | 25 November 2021 | 1.30pm
Dykesmains Road, Saltcoats KA21 6DE

St Anthony’s Primary School | 25 November 2021 | 2pm
Dykesmains Road, Saltcoats KA21 6DE

St Anthony’s Primary School | 25 November 2021 | 2.30pm
Dykesmains Road, Saltcoats KA21 6DE

Stevenston Cross | 25 November | 3.30pm

East Ayrshire Carers | 26 November 2021 | 11am
7 Bank Street, Kilmarnock KA1 1HA

CentreStage | 26 November 2021 | 12.30pm
15 Elmbank Drive, Kilmarnock KA1 3AE

CentreStage | 26 November 2021 | 1.30pm
15 Elmbank Drive, Kilmarnock KA1 3AE

Nan McKay Memorial Hall |

Glasgow Lodging House Mission |

Gartnavel Royal Hospital |

St Martin’s Church, Craigmillar | 26 November 2021 | 2pm
4 Magdalene Drive, Edinburgh EH15 3DB

Returning to live audiences over the last few months has been important for Nevis Ensemble’s musicians, and we are delighted to be able to visit some of our regular venues for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, as well as visiting many new places for the first time.

The performance tours, as well as the community composition projects that have taken place through 2021 are supported by Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21, and Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund, established by EventScotland in conjunction with funding from the Scottish Government to help Scotland’s events sector plan and deliver events in response to Covid-19.