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Dundee Residency September 2016

On board the HM Frigate Unicorn

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In partnership with the HM Frigate Unicorn

It’s all hands on deck as SE join the staff on board the HM Frigate Unicorn to provide a live soundtrack for two guided tours across this 200-year-old warship, which is now a tourist attraction and live music venue. SE has invited two schools groups on a tour of the ship which recreates what it would have been like in its day, and will enhance the experience with appropriately dramatic music as the young pupils walk through areas such as the Capstan, the Captain’s Cabin and the Officer’s Mess.

Scottish Ensemble is then thrilled to be joined by award-winning folk duo and frequent SE collaborators Chris Stout (fiddle) and Catriona McKay (harp) for an evening of music inspired by the sea.

As part of this special collaborative performance, Chris and Catriona will perform their own songs in between an eclectic range of other pieces inspired by treacherous tales of high tides, stormy horizons and brave sea-faring souls.

Ending the evening will be Sally Beamish’s incredible concerto, Seavaigers. Commissioned by Scottish Ensemble in 2013, Seavaigers tells the story of a dramatic sea journey across Scotland’s stormy east coast, from Dundee to Dunnet. It was written specifically for SE, Chris and Catriona to perform and has received praise from critics nationwide, with The Scotsman describing it as: “Thrilling… lyricism and fire… delicate restraint and furious gusto… creating a seamless mesh between folk and contemporary classical stylings”.

Evening concert: 7.30pm (7pm doors) | £10 / Under 16s free | Buy tickets online or call 01382 434 940



Part of the Dundee Residency 2016

Scottish Ensemble Residencies aim to bring music, and the joy of making music, to as many people as possible. Taking place from 4 to 7 September 2016, our fifth Residency in Dundee offers four packed days of events, including participatory and community events as well as public concerts.

See the full Dundee Residency programme here

HMS Unicorn, Dundee

Mon 5 Sep 2016 at 1:00 pm

Victoria Dock, Dundee, DD1 3BP United Kingdom