Area: South Lanarkshire

The Category South Lanakshire is a subset of Southern Scotland. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with South Lanakshire which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Arietta Choir [Ladies Choirs]

- Biggar Singers

- Lanarkshire Cecilian Orchestra

- Lesmahagow Male Voice Choir


! South Lanarkshire KEY
VISITS (to Website)9
VIEWS (of Record)12

'Club meetings are held at 2.00pm ... with local musicians encouraged to take to the stage and play traditional music on instruments featuring predominantly accordion and/or fiddle. A "Special Guest" then performs two 30 minute sets during the evening with the entertainment finishing around 5:30pm.'

* Biggar Accordion & Fiddle Club
VISITS (to Website)226
VIEWS (of Record)352
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'In such a diverse community as Biggar, the festival organisers have struggled to come up with single themes for BLF and have settled on a Festival of the Five Arts - with a strong message that there is something for everyone. The ethos has been to bring together all the skill and talent that exists here, and encourage groups and clubs, large and small, to put on their own events during the festival period.' Held Late October.


* Biggar Little Festival
VISITS (to Website)4
VIEWS (of Record)19

'Founded in 1960 and every year since then has been bringing to this corner of Scotland a season of concerts of classical and contemporary music performed by musicians of national and international acclaim. We have always encouraged young artists and we have an excellent reputation with our audiences and amongst the promoters of music in Scotland for the very high standards of our concerts. Meeting the ever rising cost becomes increasingly difficult and would never be possible without generous help from Enterprise Music Scotland and our other sponsors and supporters.'

* Biggar Music Club
VISITS (to Website)225
VIEWS (of Record)485
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Set in the picturesque heart of the South Lanarkshire countryside, close to The Borders, the town of Biggar offers residents and visitors a variety of art, music, theatre and general entertainment, of which Clydesdale Folk Club is an integral part. Our regular club nights are held on the last Thursday of every month and we also host various concerts throughout the year. If you like traditional or contemporary folk music and blues, Clydesdale Folk Club gives you the opportunity to see local, national and international artistes and bands at an affordable price.’

Category Folk Clubs
* Clydesdale Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)36
VIEWS (of Record)72
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded in 1962 we’ve been serving Lanarkshire’s Church Musicians for almost 50 years. We exist to promote organ and church music.’


* Lanarkshire Society of Organists
VISITS (to Website)99
VIEWS (of Record)203

'Since 2000 Music in Lanark has been bringing exceptional talent to the people of Clydesdale. From September through to March of the following year we present concerts showcasing a wide range of musical styles, from classical chamber music, opera and jazz to traditional Scottish. We also provide a regular platform for young musicians to perform at the beginning of each concert, thus enabling talent to flourish.'


* Music in Lanark
VISITS (to Website)164
VIEWS (of Record)378
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We are an award-winning amateur flute orchestra ... With a full range of eight different types of flute - from piccolo down to subcontrabass in G - we play more instruments than you might think. Accompanied by a full range of percussion, we are able to achieve the most orchestral sound possible ... Although we have many experienced players, we also have a number of learners of all ages. We are always keen to hear from players of all abilities, as well as absolute beginners who may be interested in learning. The orchestra is available to play concerts for your school, church or any other event; and can be a novel way of fundraising for your own organisation.'

Category Flute Ensembles
+ Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes
VISITS (to Website)174
VIEWS (of Record)420
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Award-winning Band established in 1894: 'If you'd like to be part of our band, we welcome both learners of all ages as well as experienced players and have an open door policy so please feel free to drop by our practices if interested in joining'.


Category Pipe Bands
+ Coalburn I.O.R. Pipe Band
VISITS (to Website)123
VIEWS (of Record)346

‘Formed in 1902 and has a long tradition of making music in the local community and beyond. The Band has a full diary throughout the year with various concert engagements, community events and a contesting programme ... The Coalburn Bronze Band, Coalburn Intermediate Band and the Coalburn Percussion Academy are a key part of the organisation which is focused on musical education and performance. We warmly welcome anyone with an interest to come along to any of our rehearsals or performances.’

+ Coalburn Silver Band
VISITS (to Website)88
VIEWS (of Record)228
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Founded around 1972. Apart from performing the major oratorios and cantatas of baroque, romantic and 20th century composers, we have included works by Poulenc, Rutter and Karl Jenkins, and we very much enjoy singing lighter and more popular music in social settings, such as American cabaret style concerts and Scots Nights.  Our members come from Lanark, Carluke, Dalserf, Kirkmuirhill and further afield from across North and South Lanarkshire.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Lanark Choral
VISITS (to Website)93
Also indexedLanark & Carluke Choral Union
VIEWS (of Record)234
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) was established on the 1st of  April 2013, replacing the eight previous fire and rescue authorities and joint fire and rescue boards. The main purpose of the SFRS is to work in partnership with communities and with others in the public, private and third sectors on prevention, protection and response to improve the safety and wellbeing of people throughout Scotland. The SFRS Pipe Bands play a major part in promoting the Service all over Scotland from their base ... We have a competing Grade 2 Band and Novice Juvenille band which between them represent the SFRS at many ceremonial and social functions throughout the year. Both bands compete at all Major Pipe Band Championships.’


Category Pipe Bands
+ Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Pipe Band
VISITS (to Website)51
VIEWS (of Record)61

'Formed in 1936, in a local builder's yard, when two or three joiners began singing during their lunch break. With the exception of the war years the Choir has gone from strength to strength and is now over 50 strong. The Choir's repertoire is wide and varied ranging from classical, church music, music from the shows and light popular music.'


+ Stonehouse Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)161
VIEWS (of Record)421
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'A lively mixed-voice choir performing mainly classical works. Our major concerts generally take place in May, and either November or December each year, with occasional variations or additional events.'

Category Choral Societies
+ Strathaven Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)112
VIEWS (of Record)236
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Have developed their spaces into a 'St Mary's for All' - including offering a winter Concert Series.


Category Churches
@ St Mary's Hamilton
VISITS (to Website)175
VIEWS (of Record)264

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