Past Events

2018

Paisley Abbey Choir & Ewan Robertson (bass flute) ~ April 22nd 2018 at 7.30pm
Presented the premiere of McGuire's Three Donne Lyrics at Paisley Abbey, Paisley PA1 1JG, Scotland UK
Wiltshire Serenade  (premiere) ~ May 18th 2018 at 7.30pm
for violin & viola soloists /string orchestra Wiltshire Serenade Marlborough College Chamber Orchestra, Memorial Hall, Marlborough
Piano40 at the Purcell Room ~ May 21st 2018 at 7.45pm
London premiere of McGuire's Botanic Gardens  (for 4 players at 2 pianos)
Richard Deering recital ~ English Music Festival ~ May 27th 2018 at 10.30am
Included McGuire's Prelude 7  for solo piano - at Radley College, Radley OX14 2HR
70th Birthday Concert  ~ 16th June 2018 at 7pm
McGuire's Viola Concerto  (soloist Scott Dickinson), Auriga: The Five Stars  (Alba Brass quintet), Song of the Ming Flask  (Fong Liu, voice; text by Tom Furniss) Celtic Knotwork, Hebridean Dance Suite, St Silas' Church, 69 Park Road, Glasgow (West End Festival)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast  ~ 26th July 2018 at 1pm
McGuire's Prelude 3  (Ruth Morley, flute) and Lullaby (Robert Irvine, cello) - recorded at St Magnus Festival, Orkney in June                                Celebrating the Vaughan Williams Centenary ~ August 27th 2018
Premiere of
Down Ampney Idyll  commissioned and performed by Marlborough College string orchestra conducted by Hector Scott          Whistlebinkies at the Fringe ~ 26th August 2018 at 6pm
Included McGuire's compositions for the group (Macbeth; Inner Sound; The Albannach) at St Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh EH1 1LG
Piano Recital by Mark Spalding ~ September 2nd 2018 at 3pm
McGuire's Nine Decades  celebrated the 90th birthday of his RAM composition teacher, James Iliff.  St Vigean's Church, Arbroath

2019

String Trio II (world premiere) ~ February 28th 2019 at 1pm                       
Concert Hall, University of Glasgow - www.glasgow.ac.uk/musicintheuniversity
McEwen Bequest Commission, String Trio II, performed by Rachel Spencer (violin), Felix Tanner (viola) and Duncan Strachan (cello)
St Andrews University Chamber Orchestra ~ March 9th 2019 at 7.30pm                                                                                                            Younger Hall, St Andrew's, Scotland                                                                                                                                                                                                                 World premiere of Ferment (for10-piece wind ensemble) conducted by Bede Williams preceded by Kaleidoscope Fanfare
St Andrews University Chamber Orchestra ~ March 10th 2019 at 3.00pm                                                                                      Cottier Theatre, Hyndland Street, Glasgow                                                                                                                                                                                               Included Ferment  performed by 10-piece wind ensemble conducted by Bede Williams preceded by Kaleidoscope Fanfare
Mark Spalding piano recital ~ April 6th 2019 at 7.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                         Mark included McGuire's Four Nocturnes  in his recital - Society of Musicians, 3 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3BL
Edinburgh International Harp Festival ~ April 7th 2019 at 3pm                                                                                                                                                              Eira Lynn Jones included McGuire's Dream and Dancing (for 2 harps) in her Festival recital:
Memorial Hall, Merchiston Castle School, 294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH13 0PU     https://www.harpfestival.co.uk  
Loch Shiel Festival, Argyll, Scotland ~ April 19th 2019 at 7pm                                                                                                                                                                    The second performance of String Trio II : the Spencer/Tanner/Strachan trio in a programme titled Inspirations 1: Mozart, McGuire, Debussy ~ https://lochshielfestival.com/programme-2019/
Organ and Chinese instruments ~ April 28th 2019 at 7pm                                                                                                                                                                            Orgelpark hosted Michael Bonaventure (organ) and friends who premiered McGuire's Interlogue  for organ, zheng and Chinese percussion with the composer playing Di-zi (Chinese bamboo flute): at Orgelpark, Gerard Brandstraat 26, 1054 JK Amsterdam 
Organ and Bagpipes concert ~ May 8th 2019 at 7.30pm
In their concert of works for organ and bagpipes, George McPhee and Robert Wallace included several arrangements of traditional  pieces by McGuire and George performed McGuire's organ solo Ae Fond Kist. At Paisley Abbey
Arkleston Singers annual concert ~  May 17th 2019 at 7.30pm
The choir included McGuire's Three Donne Lyrics in their programme with the bass flute part being played by Ewan Robertson. The concert was at the Arkleston Church in Paisley.
The Whistlebinkies at the Fringe ~ August 25th 2019 at 6pm
Their programme of traditional music included some of McGuire's arrangements for this 8-piece group which uses bagpipes, harp, fiddle, bass, flute and concertina. At St Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street www.edfringe.com 'Scottish Music Old and New'
Glasgow Barons Orchestra ~ October 10th 2019 at 7.30pm
Conducted by Paul MacAlindin, the orchestra played McGuire's Junk Shop Blues - originally composed for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and inspired by Joan Eardley's painting Rag and Bone Shop. Pierce Institute, Govan Road, Glasgow
LSE guitar recital ~ October 31st 2019 at 1pm                                                                                                                                                                Eleftheria Kotzia included McGuire's Zalongo Dance Elegy in her programme at the London School of Economics.
Ian Watt guitar recital ~ November 9th 2019 at 1pm                                                                                                                                                                                            McGuire's Homage to Rodrigo  was alongside works by Rodrigo, Albeniz and Milan. Renfield Centre, 230 Bath Street, Glasgow
RCS Flute Concert ~ December 9th 2019 at 1pm                                                                                                                                                                       McGuire's Improvisations on Calderon  for flute & guitar (performed by Emilia Parr and Ross Morris) was heard in a programme of music by flute playing composers including Ian Clarke and Ruth Morley at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

2020