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Had We Never

at the Edinburgh International Festival 2017

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Scottish Ensemble joins a host of artists and musicians for four performances of Had We Never at the Edinburgh International Festival 2017, a new performance exploring Robert Burns, Scotland and slavery.

Across a packed hour, this multi-arts feast of art, poetry and live music includes visual art from eminent Scottish contemporary artists Graham Fagen and Douglas Gordon, vocals from singer-songwriter Ghetto Priest and two classical vocalists, Sally Beamish’s new setting of Burns’ The Slave’s Lament, a performance of Arvo Pärt’s mesmerising arrangement of My Heart’s In the Highlands, and a reading of a poem written for the occasion by poet and Makar Jackie Kay.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Aug 2017 at 9:00 pm

1 Queen St , Edinburgh, EH2 1JD United Kingdom

0131 624 6200

http://www.nationalgalleries.org