A personal and collective story about rural depopulation, told through storytelling, live music and theatre. Tom Pow draws on his travels for this emotive journey exploring abandonment of the countryside, refugee crises and the great thinning of the natural world, whilst The Galloway Agreement musicians (Wendy Stewart (clarsach, vocals), Ruth Morris (alto and tenor nyckelharpa), Gavin Marwick (fiddle) and Stuart Macpherson (double bass)) draw on their wide experience of European musical traditions, enlarging the emotional landscape and driving the narrative.
‘All human life is here, and if we cannot easily express what has been lost in the decline of rural places, we surely know it’s gone.’ (Patrick Laurie)
‘A wonderful representation of life’
‘Stunned admiration… wonderfully intense, moving and passionate’
Part of the Made In Scotland Showcase 2022
Made in Scotland supports Scottish artists and companies to bring work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, to share incredible pieces of Music, Dance and Theatre, and allow them to explore the international opportunities that arise from performing at the world’s largest arts festival.
Scottish Storytelling Centre VENUE 30
Aug 17-21, 23-29 15:00 (1h10m) 12+