The Print Room, New Road, Wigtown

Friday 16 March, 8pm

Tickets £10

 

This is an exciting new collaboration with words from celebrated writer Tom Pow, and music from The Galloway Agreement, a new string quartet featuring well-known traditional musicians Wendy Stewart (harp), Ruth Morris (nyckelharpa), Gavin Marwick (fiddle) and Stuart Macpherson (double bass). 

An exploration in words and music of themes concerning The Village and The Road.


The concert will be in two parts: Nine Nests (an imaginative response to nesting and abandonment); The Village and The Road.
 

The Village and the Road draws and builds on Tom Pow’s work relating to dying villages in Europe, and the Galloway Agreement have composed new music to enhance this work. We are now in an age of mass migration. For the first time in human history there are more people living in cities than in the countryside. Lots of people are taking the road out of their villages. This is currently reflected in immigration all over the world.

This work has an enormous geographical breadth in terms of the soundscape and references. Reflecting on the complexity of this issue, hoping people will leave with a deeper appreciation of the emotional landscape of village life, and the roads that lead out of them.

 

Tickets available here or by contacting the box office on 01988 403222.

Thanks to Dumfries and Galloway Arts Live for supporting this event.