For over fifty years (with an inevitable intermission due to COVID-19) Dunfermline Arts Guild – LIVE Music on Sundays in Dunfermline – has provided opportunities for members to enjoy live music in a setting that allowed the audience to hear the music close-up and to interact with the artists. Those taking part are all professional musicians, many of whom are on the threshold of what will be glittering careers – you heard them first in Dunfermline!

The 2022–23 season added an additional concert to our normal six-concert autumn/winter series, running from September to April, and the December concert was postponed to January because of illness.

Concert 1


11 September 2022

Scots Baroque

Scots Baroque is an innovative new early music ensemble based in Glasgow, Scotland. We take music of the baroque period (c.1600–1750) as our starting point, performing on instruments appropriate to the period, whilst experimenting with a fusion of techniques and genres, including improvisation, folk styles, and contemporary music written for old instruments. Individually, we perform with leading ensembles such as Dunedin Consort, Concerto Caledonia, Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment, and Les Musiciens de Saint Julien. We bring together an impressive range of experience, with programmes combining the latest research, unusual repertoire, and a flair for dramatic performance.

Our Scotland On Tour programme Reflections explores the ways in which musicians reuse and reimagine music from folk cultures and earlier periods. Taking a whirlwind tour through Scotland, England, Bohemia, and Poland, we guide listeners through our own personal journeys with this music, pairing works from the baroque period with newly written ‘reflections’, using older music as inspiration for contemporary works.  

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Concert 6


19 March 2023

Resol Quartet

Friends joined through their love of chamber music, the Resol String Quartet formed in the Autumn of 2018 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Taking their name from the Catalan word meaning “reflection of sunlight”, the members of the quartet come from a great variety of backgrounds but were brought together by their shared vision to make classical music more inclusive and accessible.
Acting as ambassadors for chamber music, and keeping it alive in today’s society, Resol feel just as at home in education and care settings as they do on the concert platform and strive to blend all this work together. In the concert hall they approach their interpretations from a historically-informed perspective, bringing a unique take on repertoire from all eras.

During March to May 2023 Resol  will be on a Female Composers Tour around the UK, and are really happy to be including Dunfermline as one of the stops on their tour.

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