Singing& Rainbows Community Concert at Birnam Arts
Sun 8 Oct
Singing and Rainbows | Auditorium
14:00 - 14:45
Doors Open 13:45

Buy Tickets >

What's on by date

What's on by genre

What's on by date Range

Pick Date Range

Tickets for Heal & Harrow

General Entry



Heal and Harrow

Heal & Harrow

Part of Birnam Book Festival 2023

Sat 21 Oct
19:30 - 21:30
Doors open 19:00

"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.

£20.00 /  

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

Planning Your Visit

Links to our Cafe, opening times and directions.

Visitor Information >

Other Events This Month

Fri 13 Oct 2023

Spam Valley

Comedy   |   Auditorium   |   20:00 - 21:30
Spam Valley at Birnam Arts
Fri 3 Nov 2023


Comedy   |   Auditorium   |   20:30 - 23:00
UP TOWN COMEDY at Birnam Arts
Every Monday

D&B Traditional Youth Music Group

Music     |   16:00 - 19:00
D&B Traditional Youth Music Group at Birnam Arts
Every Wednesday

Just Singin'

Music   |   Studios   |   19:30 - 21:30
Just Singin' at Birnam Arts
Map showing Birnam Arts and conference centre in Scotland

Opening Times

Box Office
Open periodically throughout the week | Book online 24/7

Daily | Mon-Tues 11-3 | Wed-Sun 10-4

Birnam Arts
Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
Tel: 01350 727 674


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


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!

Star Star Star Star Star

You really are the heart of our community and we can’t afford to lose you. Thank you to everyone working so hard to protect our village treasure.

Cave Family   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

  • Entrance

  • Kinnaird

  • Cafe

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Shop

  • Gallery

  • Studio