Beyond the Swelkie: A Tribute to George Mackay Brown

  • Sun 21 Aug 19:00 - 20:00
  • Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court
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  • Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court
  • £16.00 [£14.00]
Beyond the Swelkie: A Tribute to George Mackay Brown

George Mackay Brown has been one of the most influential Scottish writers of the past century. To commemorate Brown’s centenary, poet Jim Mackintosh and Paul S Philippou have co-edited an anthology, Beyond the Swelkie, featuring poems about the reclusive Orcadian. Today Mackintosh takes to the stage to present a biographical performance, telling Brown’s life story using poetry and archive film footage. Joining him are two of Scotland’s finest folk musicians, fiddler Duncan Chisholm and pianist-flautist Hamish Napier, who perform the accompanying music.

Supported by the Dr David Summers Charitable Trust

Categories: Music, Poetry/Spoken Word, Scottish Interest, Words/Reading

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