New Performances, 2-4 October
FRIDAY 2 OCT, 7:00 PM. £12
WIGTOWNBOOK FESTIVAL WIGTOWN DG8 9JH
Tickets: WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL 01988 403 222
SATURDAY 3 OCT, 7:30 PM. £12/ £10
DALRY TOWN HALL, ST JOHNS DALRY DG7 3UW
TICKETS: MIDSTEEPLE DUMFRIES 01387253383
SUN 4 OCT 2:00PM £8:00
BROUGHTON HOUSE, 12 HIGH ST, KIRKCUDBRIGHT DG6 4JX
TICKETS: BROUGHTON HOUSE 01557 330437. BROUGHTONHOUSE@NTS.ORG.UK
Macmath: The Silent Page is a project commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival culminating in performances as part of the 2015 festival.
Broughton House and Garden – Kirkcudbright –on the Solway coast in South West Scotland was once the home of artist Edward Hornel, one of the “Glasgow Boys”. It houses a library of books which Hornel acquired during his time in Kirkcudbright. One of these acquisitions was the Macmath collection of songs and letters. Many of the songs may not have been sung for a hundred years or more and the broad scope of this project is ‘to sing the collection back to life’.
Taking on this challenge are some of Dumfries and Galloway’s outstanding traditional musicians: Emily Smith, Robyn Stapleton, Aaron Jones, Jamie McClennan, Clare Mann, Wendy Stewart and community musician Alison Burns.
You can read about the progress of the project on the blog page
Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival
The project is sponsored by:
The National Trust for Scotland
All photos of Broughton House and Garden, Kirkcudbright that appear on this website are taken or used with kind permission of the National Trust for Scotland.