Cantilena Festival on Islay 2018 Programme

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

Cantilena Programme 2018

Sunday 8 July   Columba Centre     
Haydn  Piano Trio in E flat  
Mozart  Piano Trio in G major K496  
Brahms  Piano Quintet in F minor Op34  
Monday 9 July   Laphroaig  
Young Professionals Showcase    
Tuesday 10 July Lagavulin    
Purcell Fantasies/Chaconne  
Handel Concerto Grosso  
Bridge Lament  
Handel Concerto Grosso  
Elgar Serenade  
Wednesday 11 July Columba Centre   
First half - Piano Recital by Havilland Willshire    
Frank Bridge Rosemary  
Beethoven Sonata in C minor op 10 No 1  
Brahms Three intermezzi and Rhapsodie op 19  
Shostakovich Piano Trio  
Bridge Sonata for Cello and Piano  
Thursday 12 July   Ardbeg    
Telemann Pyrmonter Kurwoche  
  Viola Concerto  
  Musical Geography  
Rossini String Sonata  
Schubert Minuets and Trios  
Mendelssohn String Symphony No 10  
Friday 13 July Bruichladdich Village Hall   
Vivaldi Four Seasons  
Classical Ceilidh    

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

Some of the pieces we are performing this year have been chosen to reflect the commemorations taking place on Islay remembering the losses of SS Tuscania and HMS Otranto. More information on the events can be found at 


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The 2020 Cantilena Festival will celebrate both Beethoven's 250th anniversary, and our 20th anniversary on Islay:

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In view of the unprecedented situation of the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty of its term, along with the effect on travel, venues and accommodation, it is with extreme regret that we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Festival. This is all the more heartbreaking for us as we were so much looking forward to joining our wonderful friends and supporters in celebrating our twentieth year, but we have a duty of care to not only our players but to everyone who is involved in the Festival.

We appreciate the impact this will have on those who have already arranged ferries and accommodation, we are the same, but these are exceptional circumstances and we hope everyone understands.

Cantilena Festival on Islay

March 2020