McGuire's Ring of Strings in rehearsal at the 2006 St Magnus Festival in Orkney, conducted by James MacMillan


Eddie McGuire: Composer


Take a look through my latest up and coming concerts. I hope you can attend some of them - see you there!

Performances ahead

St Andrews New Music Ensemble ~ February 19th 2020 at 1pm                                                                                                                                                            Premiere of Farview, the second movement of McGuire's Kaleidoscope Suite. Specially written for the ensemble's double wind quintet in the concert at St Salvator's Chapel, University of St Andrews, Scotland, conducted by Bede Williams

American Trombone Workshop ~ March 6th 2020                                                                                                                                                                                  McGuire's Trombone Concerto  performed by John Kenny at this showcase trombone festival in Brucker Hall, Fort Myer, Virginia: John premiered it in 1992 with Glasgow Festival Strings & conductor James Durrant who commissioned it. Now published by Warwick Music

Cuillin Sound Quartet ~ March 15th  2020 at 7.30pm                                                                                                                                 They include McGuire's Winds at Sea  in their concert at the Parish Church, Church Street, Gatehouse of Fleet in south east Scotland

Passau Guitar Festival (Passau Saiten) ~ March 21st  2020 ~ POSTPONED due to pandemic                                              Musicians from Camerata Taipei, join with festival guitarist, flautist and cellist to premiere a new version of Interlogue  by McGuire (for guitar, cello, guzheng, pi'pa, flute and percussion). In Kloster Niedernburg, Passau (on the Danube, south east Bavaria, Germany)

Cello Concerto premiere ~ May 15th 2020 ~ POSTPONED due to pandemic                                                                                                     McGuire's new Cello Concerto :  premiere at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Broen Ensemble strings and soloist (TBA)

Cello Concerto second performance ~ May 16 2020 ~ POSTPONED due to pandemic                                                                                The Loch Shiel Festival in the western highlands of Scotland presents the new Cello Concerto  by Edward McGuire.

Euphoria internet broadcast ~ May 29th 2020 and onwards                                                                                                                                                                                A performance by Red Note Ensemble from their award-winning CD on Delphian Records on their  YouTube channel and Facebook. Composer Edward McGuire introduces it, playing the theme on his flute.

Three Comic Sketches  internet premiere ~ June 7th and onwards                                                                                                                                                            Calum Robertson performs all 4 parts of this new piece for bass clarinets, commissioned by Jane Forder (nee Staunton) of Caversham.         Broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and the Composing Music page on facebook

Nocturne and Sunrise  premiere ~ July 11th 2020                                                                                                                 Commissioned by Schwabach Guitar Society (Saitenwirbel), it will be played by 5 of guitarists including Stefan Grasse and Bert Lipert.   The performance will be at an open-air venue in Schwabach near Nuremberg, Germany, with the composer hoping to attend.

Eddie McGuire's Divertimento for 20 Violas James Durrant MBE conducts it at the International Viola Congress 1998 RSAMD Glasgow