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Spell Songs is the musical companion piece to The Lost Words and The Lost Spells by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, featuring the multifaceted talents and collaborative genius of the Spell Songs ensemble: Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter & Jim Molyneux.

The 8 incredible artists who created Spell Songs will be joined on stage by the acclaimed and award-winning artist Jackie Morris, one of the authors of the original Lost Words book, painting live.

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Karine Polwart: a multi-award-winning songwriter and musician, a theatre maker, storyteller, essayist, and published writer, who’s script for her award-winning show Wind Resistance was picked by Robert Macfarlane for The Guardian’s Best Books of 2017.

Julie Fowlis: mostly singing in the Gaelic tradition, Julie is known for her crystalline and intoxicating voice. Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2018.

Seckou Keita: an exceptional and charismatic musician. Arguably the most influential and inspiring Kora player (22 stringed West African harp) of his generation.

Kris Drever: one of Scotland’s finest and most prolific songwriters, a member of award-winning folk trio Lau, and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Folk Singer of the Year 2017.

Rachel Newton: a singer and harpist with a reputation for “haunting and compelling” (The Guardian) performances and was awarded BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year in 2017

Beth Porter: a well-known cellist on the UK folk and acoustic scene and a one half of The Book Shop Band, who write songs inspired by books that are frequently performed at book shop gigs.

Jim Molyneux: a prodigious talent in many instruments, with an ear for a variety of genres from folk through to jazz and hip hop.

£30; age 25 and under £20 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)

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The Lost Words: Spell Songs Book now
Fri 28 Jan: 7:30pm
Gannochy Trust Auditorium