The Light Comes Back
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead collaborates with Dundee indie-pop band The Hazey Janes centering on the poem The Optimistic Sound that Lochhead composed in memory of her great friend, the Scottish songwriter Michael Marra.Featuring inventive saxophonist Steve Kettley, The Light Comes Back creates a warm-hearted hybrid of lyrical monologue with evocative folk/jazz sounds, at once mourning and celebrating Marras presiding spirit. The show had its origins in the darkest days of December 2015 when they all worked long hours in the studio at An Tobar on Mull to create the album The Light Comes Back.