Edward McGuire (composer)

Edward McGuire (Composer)

Edward McGuire (composer)

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Edward ("Eddie") McGuire (born 1948 in Glasgow) is a Scottish composer.

He studied composition with James Iliff at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 1966 to 1970 and then with Ingvar Lidholm in Stockholm in 1971.

His opera "Cullercoats Tommy", with a libretto by Michael Wilcox was premiered by Northern Sinfonia and Northern Stage in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1993

He received a British Composers' Award in 2003. In 2004 he received a Creative Scotland Award which allowed him to create the work Defying Fate. He was commissioned to produce the finale for the 2006 St Magnus Festival, Ring of Strings.

McGuire plays the flute in the folk group the Whistlebinkies. In January 2006 he travelled to Hong Kong with the group to play a concert ("Scotland the Brave") with the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra.

The CD of his music, Eddie McGuire: Music for Flute, Guitar and Piano, on the label was Editor's Choice in Gramophone magazine in 2006.

List of works (A-De only)


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  • contains free digitised scores of his works.

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