Samling at Marchmont

Friday 20 May, 6.30pm, Marchmont House

Man, Woman, Child

Friday 20 May, 6.30pm Marchmont House, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, TD10 6YL

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Join us in the beautiful arts and crafts music room at Marchmont House, a space perfectly suited to the intimacy of a song recital, for a song programme in English performed by Samling Artists Haegee Lee and Nicky Spence, accompanied by celebrated pianist Malcolm Martineau. The programme includes the duet cycle Man, Woman, Child by Jonathan Dove and songs by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford and Ralph Vaughan Williams, both of whom were frequent visitors to this beautiful home in the Scottish Borders.

Free bus service

A free bus service for ticket holders will run from Berwick-upon-Tweed station. The bus will depart at 17.15 to connect with trains arriving from Edinburgh (17.11) and Newcastle (17.08) and will return after the concert in time for the 21.37 to Edinburgh and the 21.53 to Newcastle. To book a place on the bus, please telephone the Marchmont office 01361 866080 or email


H. Purcell, Music for a while (Oedipus)

R. Vaughan Williams, On Wenlock Edge
On Wenlock Edge | From far, from eve and morning | Is my team ploughing? | Oh, when I was in love with you | Bredon Hill | Clun

C.H.H. Parry, My heart is like a singing bird (English lyrics)
E. Elgar, In moonlight
C.V. Stanford A soft day (A Sheaf of Songs from Leinster)
R. Quilter Love’s Philosophy (Op.3 no.1)

J. Dove Man, Woman, Child
Pain | Song in a Wine Bar | Song | Night | Woman’s Song | Stars

A. Beach Three Browning Songs Op.44 A. Beach
The year’s at the spring | Ah, Love, but a day I I send my heart up to thee

F. Bridge, Love went a-riding

J. Macmillan, Scots Song (Three Scottish Songs)

R. Hundley Come ready and see me

And a few surprises to end with…

Accommodation Offer

If you’d like to see more of Marchmont House, you can take advantage of a very special overnight accommodation package. You’ll stay in one of the beautifully restored State Rooms or Arts and Crafts bedrooms, have dinner with the artists and enjoy a tour of the house and its stunning collection of art the following day. Details of the packages on offer can be found on the booking page.