Celebrating Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, Red Note string players Jackie Shave (violin) and Robert Irvine (cello) blend their styles with Eliza Marshall on flutes and whistles and iconic Indian tabla player/composer Kuljit Bhamra to explore the theme of ‘Oceans and Journeys’.
The musicians are joined by actor Crawford Logan in a concert integrating poetry and music of great power and beauty, performing specially written works by members of the ensemble and others.
The ensemble will tour the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, interleaving poetry from local and international poets celebrating and exploring the passions of the Oceans.
The programme will include:
Jackie Shave ‘Sea Fever’
Kuljit Bhamra ‘Indigo Sunrise’
Eliza Marshall ‘Fear A’Bhàta
Robert Irvine ‘The Fable of the Mermaid and the Drunks’ (Neruda)
Jackie Shave ‘Machair to Myrrh’
Irvine/Bhamra ‘Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner’
Marshall ‘Lord Franklin’s Lament’
Bhamra/Marshall ‘Billy Bhangra’s voyage’ (drowning and reincarnation)
Poems and text from Mackay-Brown, Elliot, Neruda and Scottish writers