17 - 18 August 2017

Had We Never

As part of the Edinburgh International Festival a trio from Scottish Ensemble joins a host of artists and musicians for four late-night performances exploring Robert Burns, slavery and Scotland.

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.

  • Featuring music by
  • Sally Beamish
  • Arvo Pärt
  • and traditional Burns settings
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