The 2019 Cantilena Festival on Islay is from Sunday 7th July to Friday 12th July 2019.

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Please note that this an outline of the Festival and some details may be subject to change. Concerts start at 7.30pm.

Cantilena Programme 2019

Sunday 7th July Columba Centre     
Mozart Piano Trio in Bb K502  
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat  
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor Op.57  
Monday 8th July   Laphroaig  
Young Professional Musicians Showcase and works from the full ensemble    
Tuesday 9th July Lagavulin    
Corelli Concerti Grosso Op.3 no. 8 (Christmas Concerto)  
Vivaldi Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor  
Rossini String Sonata no. 1 in G  
Erskine Quartet in A  
Mendelssohn String Symphony no. 9  
Wednesday 10th July Columba Centre   
Debussy  Preludes Book 2 (Daniel Silcock - Piano)  
Brahms Viola Sonata in F minor Op 120/1  
Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat Op 1/1  
Thursday 11th July   Ardbeg    
J C Bach Quartet in C  
Telemann Concerto for Two Violas  
Bach/Vivaldi Concerto for Trumpet in D  
CPE Bach Sinfonia  in A  
Handel Suite for Trumpet and Strings  
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G  
Friday 12th July Bruichladdich Village Hall   
Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins in B minor  
Puccini Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums)  
Vivaldi            Concerto for Two Trumpets in C  
Bartok Romanian Folk Dances  
Classical Ceilidh (featuring our 2 trumpet soloists)    

*Please note that this is an outline of the Festival and some details may be subject to change

Additional Events in 2019

Thursday July 4, a short lunchtime free concert at Ardnahoe Distillery.

Thursday 4 July, 8pm Rhinns Hall Portnahaven: an evening of light classical music. Tickets £7 at the door

Whisky Tasting

Our dear friend Martine Nouet has arranged a Whisky Tasting at Islay House Hotel on Wednesday 10 July 3.30pm -5pm. This is a very popular event, where Martine, a well-known food and whisky writer, marries our classical music to samples of special Islay malt whiskies. Tickets are £20 and can be reserved by emailing .

2019 Festival

The 2019 Cantilena Festival on Islay will be from Sunday 7th July to Friday 12th July 2019.

This year’s Programme is now available on the 2019 Festival page.

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