Melodies of Scotland: From Folk Song to Art Song
  • Edinburgh Fringe

A programme of spoken word and song deeply rooted in the Scottish folk tradition. Scotland has captured the imagination of the world for centuries. Our poets and mythology have crossed borders and traveled afar. The mysticism and romanticism have enchanted and inspired many including Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert and Maxwell Davies. This programme will take you from the source material to 20th century arrangements featuring Burns, Britten, MacMillan, Weir, Soutar, and Macleod. Folk song has influenced every composer alive; it is the source music, directly or indirectly, it's in our bones.