Children’s Classic Concerts

Scotland's best-loved family music events…
For twenty-one years Children's Classic Concerts have been delighting children, their families
and teachers with their fun-filled introduction
to live orchestral music.


Over the years our concerts have featured not just classical music but jazz, traditional Celtic and world music in a lively mix of entertainment and education that regularly sells out at concert halls in Scotland.

For the last seven years, artistic consultants and concert hosts Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox have wowed our audiences with their virtuoso percussion skills and madcap, energetic presenting style. They actively encourage audience participation and provide simple, amusing explanations of each piece, making the music more accessible and adding to the relaxed and inclusive experience that CCC aims to provide for each audience member.

We have worked with many professional musicians and artists including the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, Scottish percussionists Albannach, renowned harpist and composer Savourna Stevenson and actor James Mackenzie, who played CBBC's Raven. We are currently working in partnership with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

In 2014, we appointed three distinguished, long-standing supporters of Children’s Classic Concerts and advocates of Youth Music to become our official Champions. They are:

Nicola Benedetti: virtuoso violinist

Colin Currie: international classical percussion soloist

Christopher Bell : Artistic Director of: the National Youth Choir of Scotland, the Grant Park Festival Chorus (Chicago, USA), the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, the RSNO Junior Chorus and Associate Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra


Our concerts are specifically designed to appeal to children in the 4 to 14 age range. However as our aim is to provide fun for all the family there really is something for everyone at each concert!