Film and music to celebrate Mother's Day can be enjoyed at The Brunton in Musselburgh as part of its line-up of attractions this month and next.

An afternoon with Royal Scottish National Orchestra is a treat for mums this Sunday, March 27, at 3pm.

After a three year break, the orchestra returns to The Brunton with one of the greatest of all symphonies, Tchaikovsky's 5th, with its 'fate' theme surrounded by rich music. Principal bassoon David Hubbard offers one piece of virtuoso fun and Elgar's wistful romance, and Kellen Gray conducts.

Mothering Sunday (15) is the midweek movie on Wednesday, April 6. It tells the story of how on a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother's Day. Her employers, Mr and Mrs Niven (Colin Firth and Olivia Colman), are out and she has the rare chance to spend an afternoon of abandon with her secret lover, Paul (Josh O'Connor), the boy from the manor house nearby. He Jane's long-term love despite the fact that he's engaged to be married to another woman, a childhood friend and daughter of his parents' friends. But events that neither can foresee will change the course of Jane's life forever.

Other attractions at The Brunton include Nashville Live - a celebration of country music and the stories behind the hits, performed in the style of a live radio broadcast. The show features music from golden greats such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, through to the contemporary platinum selling sounds of Garth Brooks and Dixie Chicks. The classic solos, duets and group harmonies are delivered by a cast of performers alongside a stellar live band fronted by British Country Musician of the Year 2019, Luke Thomas, tomorrow, Friday, March 25.

Direct from London's west end, the Chicago Blues Brothers and their 11 piece band bring their all singing, all dancing hit parade with the greatest movie anthems of all time this Saturday, March 26. The concert features songs from Footloose, A Star is Born, Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman and the Full Monty as well as much loved Blues Brothers classics.

Produced by Scottish Theatre Producers, in association with Beacon Arts Centre, Stand By, written by a former police officer, also takes place this Saturday, March 26. Audiences are asked to wear single-earpiece headphones, as police officers do, to tell this urgent story in a multi-sensory way. Four officers sit in a riot van. Called out to a domestic dispute, which may turn violent, they are on stand by - waiting to enter a flat where a man is wielding a samurai sword. The audience waits with them, experiencing the relationships, forged through the stress of the job and the turmoil of being caught between following orders and protecting themselves.

A theatrical homage to Edith Piaf - one of France's most endearing icons - can be enjoyed at The Brunton next Thursday, March 31. The show stars award-winning songwriter Christine Bovill who has toured throughout Europe and the Far East with her self-penned homage to the Little Sparrow, appearing on BBC Newsnight and on BBC Radio 4's series, Soul Music. During her Edinburgh Fringe sell-out run at the Famous Speigeltent, she realised a lifelong dream when she shared the stage with Charles Dumont, great friend of Piaf and, most famously, composer of Non, Je ne Regrette Rien. They performed several songs together to close the show. PIAF was awarded the Fringe laurels for total sell out show 2011 and 2012 with five star reviews.

The legendary record label Sun Records, famed for Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Rufus Thomas, will come to life, live on stage on Friday, April 1. Musical visionary, Sam Phillips’ Memphis studio produced hundreds of hits that would influence the world of music for generations to come such as That’s Alright Mama, Great Balls of Fire, I Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’, Bear Cat, Blue Suede Shoes and Good Rockin’ Tonight. Rehearsed in an exact replica of the Sun Studios, featuring musical instruments of the era, the concert, which takes the audience back to the birthplace of rock and roll, features a multi-talented cast of singers and musicians.

Irish legends The Fureys, who have been entertaining audiences for 42 years, return to the Musselburgh stage for another night of music, songs and stories on Thursday, April 1. They sing their timeless classics including I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, The Green Fields of France and The Old Man as well as songs from their new CD The Times They Are A Changing.

Full information about all the events can be found at

Tickets can be purchased directly through The Brunton’s website or via the box office telephone number 0131 653 5245 which is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.