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Christine Hanson's 'The Cremation of Sam McGee'

Christine Hanson's 'The Cremation of Sam McGee'


Christine Hanson's 'The Cremation of Sam McGee'


Celtic Connections

Dates and times

Saturday 25 January 2020
7:30PM - 10:00PM

Fifteen years after its New Voices première, Canadian cellist Christine Hanson’s The Cremation of Sam McGee returns to Celtic Connections, following a much-lauded Scottish tour in 2019. Upon its very first performance, on the festival’s final day in 2005, the Herald’s critic delivered surely the ultimate thumbs-up: “Even a worn-out reviewer could have sat through it happily all over again.” A multi-media reimagining of Robert Service’s celebrated poem, set amid the Yukon gold rush, the work features an eight-piece chamber-folk ensemble, spoken-word narration and evocative imagery by Canadian painter Ted Harrison. 

“Her work is sublime. . . a great artist” (Michael Marra)

Christine Hanson - Cellist/composer
Rab Noakes - Narrator/Song
Brian McAlpine - Keys/ Accordion
Gordon Gunn - Fiddle
Anna Massie - Fiddle/Guitar
Laura Taylor- Guest artist
Chris Grieve - Trombone
Kevin Murray - Guitar/Mando
James Mackintosh - Percussion
Kevin McGuire - Double Bass

This show will be performed in honour of Rick Taylor.

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Venue Map


Mitchell Theatre

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7EE