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Jenny Laidlaw

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Jenny Laidlaw

Sadly, our incredible Administrator and Company Secretary Jenny passed away during the Festival. She was a most effective and efficient organizer and had the Festival running like clockwork. Her skill at building friendships and relationships with players, funders, venues and audiences alike is reflected in how successful Cantilena on Islay has become. We will all miss her terribly and our condolences go out to her family and friends.

Paul Marrion

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Paul Marrion
1948 – 2019

It is with the deepest sadness that we have learned of the sudden passing of our incomparable double bassist Paul Marrion. One of the finest double bass players, Paul was an original member of Cantilena in the 1970’s and we are all hugely indebted to him for all the wonderful music he gave not only us, but many other organisations and audiences over the years.

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The 2019 Festival Programme is now available

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2019 Festival