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  • The War to End All Wars – 17/11/18, St Giles Cathedral The War to End All Wars is a concert of music and spoken word presented by peace charity Dove Tales and exploring successive wars, from World War One to the Iraq war and beyond.
  • Events – October / November 2018 – UPDATED Events in October and November 2018
  • Bridges concert programme Details of the Bridges concert series, 2017-2018
  • Teacher Training dates 2018 Suzuki Piano Teacher Training Dates in Spain and Latvia, 2018-2019
  • Riddle’s Court Sessions 10th May 2018 Riddle's Court Sessions 10th May 2018 Celebrating the wonderful heritage of Scottish & Irish traditional piano music we can look forward to a beautiful and transporting evening of outstanding entertainment.
  • Blas Éireann | A Taste of Ireland Blas Éireann A Taste of Ireland   Thursday 22nd March from 5:00pm till 6:30 pm Irish Consulate, Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh Anne Connolly is a widely published Irish poet whose work encompasses many themes. She has performed at numerous Festivals and events throughout Ireland and Scotland. A former Makar of the Federation of Writers (Scotland) she is their current chair. Anne believes that ...
  • Piano Teacher Training Course all Levels, Edinburgh UK Piano Teacher Training Course all Levels, Edinburgh UKPiano Teacher Training Course all Levels, Edinburgh UK Course Director Mary McCarthy, ESA Piano Teacher Trainer UK Dates 8 – 9 July 2017 1 – 3 September 2017 8 – 10 December 2017 8 – 11 April 2018 Teacher training days are arranged for individual teachers over the course of the year. Examinations Levels 1,2,3,4 and 5 12 April 2018 EVENT DETAILS 8 July 2017 9:00am to 12 ...
  • Cartel Curso Suzuki Piano Course Madrid May 2018 Cartel Curso Suzuki Piano Course Madrid May 2018 Suzuki Course in Madrid 19-20th May 2018 with Mary McCarthy
  • Visit to Northern Ireland, February 2018 Visit to Northern Ireland, February 2018The newly established Northern Irish Suzuki piano community welcomed my tutor, mentor and friend Mary McCarthy for an eagerly anticipated workshop. This was a nourishing experience for both the young and teenage groups. Each group opened with a concert followed by short individual lessons and concluded with a group activity. The teenagers finished with an enthusiast ...
  • Bridges Concert Programme Spain February 2017 Algeciras, 22nd February 2017 Boecillo, 25 th February 2017 Irish Air. Morrissey’s Jig. Mary McCarthy, Traditional Gigue; from Partita n 1 in B flat Major, last movement (Suzuki Book 4). J. S. Bach Rondo (Suzuki Book 4). W. A. Mozart Lord Inchiquin, Fanny Power, Sí Beag, Sí Mór.  T. O’Carolan Andante; from 2nd movement, Sonatina in C major (Suzuki Book 3). ...
  • Previous performances and workshops March, 2016 Awarded a second Travel Scholarship to Serbia, to return, to further study and engage with musicians and composers, some of whom are professors in Novi Sad Academy, whom Mary has already met on a previous travel scholarship there,when she met many musicians and composers who gave her invaluable help with this research. She played Serbian and her own arrangements of Irish ...
  • Serbia Serbia 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, in a provisional way.I am sitting and enjoying looking at the music I have been given by the ...
  • Ronald Stevenson 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 fun, humanity, in the way he dealt with each  little pianist, all of these and much more, ...
  • Bridges – Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 Bridges - Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 3 unique concerts from Edinburgh based pianist Mary McCarthy, celebrating 20 years continuous development in bridging the music of Serbia and Scotland. Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 19th, 24th and 26th August – Venues vary PIANO TRANSCRIPTIONS OF IRISH AND SCOTTISH MUSIC Aug 19, 2.30-3.30pm (£8/£5) The Jazz Bar | Fringe Venue 57 | BOOK Edinburgh pianist Mary McCarthy is back for ...
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 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 vernacular. As such, this is the only recent solo piano recording of the Gaelic and Irish traditions that ...
  • 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” experience but with Michelle’s sense of humour and her great voice, with James Ross as ever, ...
  • 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 music and the stories behind the music.  I had the perfect translator – one of the ...
  • World Saxophone Congress 2012 World Saxophone Congress 2012I am just leaving for St.Andrews for the rehearsal at 1pm. Fantastic rehearsal on Sunday – fantastic fun doing it with all the saxes-including Baritone Sax. In our group is the legendary Claude Delangle, who is Professor of Sax at the Paris Conservatoire… Only the third Prof since Adolphe Sax, the Belgian who invented the sax in ...
  • 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 International Festival Fringe… Mary will be performing ‘Songs of the Outer Hebrides’ Wed 22nd/23rd/24th August, 7.30pm at the Danish ...