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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at Birnam Arts
Thu 20 Jun - Sat 22 Jun
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Open Air Theatre - St Ninian's Garden
19:00 - 21:00
Doors Open 18:30

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Heal and Harrow

Heal & Harrow

Part of Birnam Book Festival 2023

21 October 2023

"An engrossing, evocative listen" - Big Issue
"A remarkable initiative" Morning Star
"Quietly beautiful" Songlines

Heal & Harrow brings together two of Scotland's foremost traditional musicians and composers - Rachel Newton (harp, vocals) and Lauren MacColl (fiddle).  Their musical collaboration pays tribute to Scottish women persecuted as witches in the 16th and 17th centuries.  With stories of traditions and beliefs from Shetland to the Solway,  Heal and Harrow draws from Scotland's diverse musical heritage in Gaelic and English evoking feelings of empathy, anger, hope and pride, creating a sense of intimacy with lives lived long ago.

Rachel Newton (The Shee, The Furrow Collective, Spell Songs) and Lauren MacColl (Salt House, Rant) have collaborated with each other for many years. Their performance features newly composed music with accompanying visuals by Alison Piper to highlight this fascinating and important subject. In 2022, the BBC Alba Scots Trad Awards named Rachel and Lauren joint winners of ‘Composer of the Year’ for their Heal & Harrow project.

Part of Birnam Book Festival 2023

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Rachel Newton and Lauren MacColl with guests Margaret Bennett (Gaelic song) and Morag Anderson (poetry)
Part of Birnam Book Festival 2023

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Birnam Arts
Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
PH8 0DS
admin@birnamarts.com
Tel: 01350 727 674

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Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.

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Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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Perthshire is so lucky to benefit from such an amazing community, arts and performance venue. I have so many great memories of attending various performances and parties at Birnam Arts! Hoping to attend many more to come! Birnam Arts has a place in many peoples hearts and is an essential community resource.

Sarah Brown   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

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