The Cathedral of the Isles and adjacent College of the Holy Spirit offer a wonderful resource for worship, music, retreats and events. Romantically sited on the Island of Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde, the Cathedral is easily accessible from the mainland and the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Please click the links to the right to read more. This unique heritage is in need of restoration and development and this is the work of the Friends.
It is well known that Bach, Handel and Scarlatti were all born in the same year – 1685. But it is much less known that 1868 was likewise a bumper year for Scottish music, for in that year Hamish MacCunn, composer and conductor, Frederic Lamond, pianist and composer, and John B. McEwen, composer and academic, all first saw the light of day. This course, given by the Cathedral’s Director of Music, will tell the stories of these three Scottish master musicians and introduce their music, with the help of Feargus Hetherington, violin, Jonathan Cohen, piano and others.