Arts & Culture have always been part of the Lamp
The Duchess worked with world famous, local composer Gian Carlo Menotti to bring concerts to Haddington. Yehudi Menuhin was one of the early performers. Over the years the Lamp has staged many wonderful concerts at St. Mary’s. The Lamp successfully incubated the well-known Lammermuir Festival bringing the finest musicians together with local people and visitors in some of our surrounding towns and villages' most beautiful locations and buildings.
The Lammermuir Festival was born of a conviction that historic architecture and beautiful landscape together can create an ideal environment in which to experience great music making. The Festival was established by James Stretton, MBE, a trustee of the Lamp. The Festival was established to bring the finest musicians together with local people and visitors. Beautiful music in beautiful places.