18th century sonatas by McGibbon, Foulis and Erskine: Gordon Penman (fiddle) & Mark Spalding (harpsichord)

Today at lunchtime, Gordon Penman and Mark Spalding performed an interesting recital of Scottish music, much of it drawn from books in the Wighton Collection.

The Minuets by Thomas Erskine, Earl of Kelly (1732 – 1781), were complemented by sonatas by David Foulis (1710 – 1773) and William McGibbon (1690 – 1756). To complement the work of these Scottish composers, the duo also performed two short pieces by the Breton composer Jean Langlais (1907 – 1991)

Gordon Penman is the current chair of Friends of Wighton. Mark Spalding will be giving a solo harpsichord recital in the Wighton Centre on Wednesday 3rd February at 1.15pm.

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