Peter Maxwell Davies – Orkney commemoration
On Sep 18th 2016, 7.45pm at St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney.

The Mayfield Singers are taking part in this Orcadian event to remember the wonderful Max. We will be singing Lullaby for Lucy, which was a setting of the words of George Mackay Brown to commemorate the first birth in Rackwick on Hoy for thirty-two years.

Many local and visiting performers will be taking part in a concert celebrating Max’s huge contribution to the cultural life of Orkney and the wider musical world. The programme includes music written over a period of 40 …years for local choirs, schools, instrumental groups and drama productions and as gifts for friends. Other local performers will include the Winter Choir, KGS String Ensemble, Papdale pupils, Orkney Camerata, Nø Boys and Kirkwall City Pipe Band.

Distinguished oboist Nicholas Daniel and virtuoso violinist Fenella Humphreys will perform music which Max composed especially for them and composers Sally Beamish, Steve King and Alasdair Nicolson will contribute new pieces in memory of Max.

Thanks to the support of Orkney Islands Council this is a free, ticketed event.
Tickets from Pier Arts Centre, Stromness or Kirkness & Gorie, Kirkwall and online at

Retiring collection for Help Musicians UK

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