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£1,467raised of £5,000 target by 29 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,467 to take our concert, Mary Queen of Scots, to this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Friday, 7th July 2017

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    Totally inspired by the letters and poetry of Mary Queen of Scots, we created a concert, premiered at Glasgow's West End Festival, then Oxford Lieder Festival.

    We need your help to take our show to this year's Edinburgh Fringe, for seven performances at St. Mark's Unitarian Church, 7 Castle Terrace. (artspace@StMarks in brochure)

    So many people have told us they don't know Mary's story, others believe the many myths surrounding her fascinating life. You can help us bring Mary's inspirational dignity and courage to public attention through excellent research and passionate performance. Her story is every bit as relevant in today's political climate as during the Tudor Stuart reign.

    Three top British composers, Dee Isaacs, Eddie McGuire and Judith Bingham, (who wrote the anthem for the reinterment of Richard 3rd in Leicester Cathedral recently), have written wonderful new works for voice and piano expressing Mary's passion, drama and tenderness.

    To achieve our goal, we will need to cover minimum costs. Any funds raised above our target will go towards making a professional recording. No amount is too small... or too large. Every pound counts and will be wisely spent.

    Production costs - £2770
    Travel and subsistence - £480
    Publicity (flyers, posters, programmes) - £700
    Venue Hire - £1050

    Take a look at our new website, with all the details, including crowdfunding video, free talks and subscribe to our newsletter


    We would like to invite all our donors to attend a short Q and A session after the performance on Wednesday 23rd August.

    Thank you for playing your part!
    Louise and all the team at the Mary Queen of Scots Concert Project



    • Louise Macdonald8 months ago
      Louise Macdonald

      Louise Macdonald

      8 months ago

      Our final post to say huge thanks to all our donors as we close the page! You have helped us raise the entire venue costs and much of the publicity and graphic design costs! We look forward very much to seeing you at the concert this August. Dates, times, tickets and more on: http://maryqueenofscotsconcert.co.uk See you in Edinburgh!

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    • Louise Macdonald8 months ago
      Louise Macdonald

      Louise Macdonald

      8 months ago

      Thank you and much love to all our supporters, helping us on our way to the Fringe. The winner of the two tickets is Siobhan Dunn. Congratulations and look forward to seeing you there!

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    • Louise Macdonald8 months ago
      Louise Macdonald

      Louise Macdonald

      8 months ago

      Thank you to our anonymous donor. Please introduce yourself in Edinburgh, as I don't have access to contact details. Your support is very much appreciated.

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    • Siobhan Dunn

      Siobhan Dunn

      Jul 7, 2017

      Darling Louise, This is such a wonderful project. Fingers crossed it is hugely successful! Much love and lucky Siobhanny xxx


    • John McGuire

      John McGuire

      Jul 7, 2017

      Wishing you every success.Best Wishes, John McGuire, Phoenix Car Company


    • Alan and Catherine

      Alan and Catherine

      Jul 6, 2017

      Looking forward to seeing the performance in Edinburgh


    • roberta doyle

      roberta doyle

      Jul 6, 2017

      Every good wish for this fantastic project Louise. All the best, Roberta


    • Anonymous


      Jul 5, 2017

      Please don't post this on fb! I'll be in Edinburgh for 2 weeks so I'll come along for sure. Best wishes with this.


    • richard brunner

      richard brunner

      Jul 5, 2017

      This is such an exciting prospect Louise! x


    • Alison Bishop

      Alison Bishop

      Jun 29, 2017


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    Louise Macdonald

    Louise Macdonald

    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Louise Macdonald, contralto and pianist Ingrid Sawers have worked with Malcolm Martineau OBE, Dame Ann Murray and top British composers to bring the Mary Queen of Scots concert to life. Both perform regularly with British and international chamber musicians and as educators.

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