Sax Ecosse to give audience a taste of what is to come

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A SECOND free concert at Paxton House will take place later this month ahead of the Music at Paxton festival, which kicks off in July.

Sax Ecosse will provide an hour-long taster session on Sunday, June 16 at 2.30pm, prior to their debut at the Edinburgh International Festival.

The quartet met while studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2004. Since graduating they have performed chamber music in front of audiences, including American presidents and royalty.

The group is made up of Karen Dufour (soprano saxophone), Michelle Melvin (alto saxophone), Gillian Skingley (tenor saxophone) and Lynsey Payne (baritone saxophone).

The concert is being provided by Music at Paxton in partnership with Live Music Now and Paxton House.

It will give audiences a taste of what is to come when the local festival is in full swing this July.

Music at Paxton takes place from July 19 to 28 and will feature music performed by leading international musicians.

Some of Europe’s most talented rising stars will also take centre stage at the Berwickshire venue.

Visit for more information on the Sax Ecosse concert and for the full festival programme.