Just boarding my flight to Belgrade,Serbia. Nineteen years since I met Professor Statkic and many others, tomorrow,we will meet again… This is my last night here in Novi Sad, Serbia, for now. I will be back-dates have already been discussed, … Continue reading

Ronald Stevenson

I first met Ronald in April 1988 in Edinburgh. The occasion was an afternoon of music-making,with Ronald playing and teaching-all part of Ronald’s 60th Birthday Celebration hosted by European Piano Teachers’ Association. The energy, warmth, phenomenal pianism, breadth of knowledge, sense of … Continue reading

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

Traditional Piano Music from Scotland and Ireland 4pm 13 August (1 hour) The Jazz Bar ‘Mary McCarthy beguiles with understatement and glistens with melodic clarity. The harmony is at times compound but never over-played showing no need to force the … Continue reading

Step into my Parlour

I went along to see Michelle Burke‘s show last night at the Fringe-its at Royal Oak.Its called, “Step into my Parlour“. Michelle is in her “parlour”,,, you can see photos of it on her Twitter page. Its a real “step-back-in-time” … Continue reading

Valledolid Concert

I am just about to leave for Madrid airport to return home to Edinburgh after a fantastic week. My concert in Valledolid was a wonderful experience for me and also the audience (of every age) loved the Scottish and Irish … Continue reading

Upcoming concerts

JULY World Saxophone Congress 2012, St Andrews… Mary will be performing as part of the opening concert of the World Saxophone Congress XVI at Younger Hall in St Andrews on Tuesday the 10th of July. AUGUST Concerts in the Edinburgh … Continue reading