A special Sunday matinee performance of the poem "A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle" by Hugh MacDiarmid.
Adapted and set to music by Bill Sweeney
Narrated by Crawford Logan
Conducted by Jessica Cottis
"The nervous thistle's shiverin like
A horse's skin aneth a cleg,
Or Northern Lichts or lustres o
A soul that Daith has fastened on,
Or mornin eftir the night afore.
Shudderin thistle gie owre, gie owre...."
Scottish composer Bill Sweeney's 90 minute version of Hugh MacDiarmid's poem "A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle" is a brilliant, multi-faceted setting of one of the landmark Scots poems of the twentieth century.
Expect an afternoon of humour, inebriation, beauty, politically-charged comment and virtuoso musical and literary invention.
Red Note is a new professional ensemble "brimming with the best musicians in the business" (The Herald), dedicated to performing contemporary music throughout Scotland.
A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle will be directed by rising young conducting star Jessica Cottis.
09.15; 09.45; 10.15; 10.45.
On demand from 11.15 until 12.50
On demand from 14.00 until 16.15.
16.45; 17.15; 17.45; 18.15; 19.00 (bookable with 24hr notice)