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The Lost Words: Spell Songs

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The Lost Words: Spell Songs

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The Lost Words: Spell Songs

Celtic Connections

Book tickets

£26.40*
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
*A 10% booking fee is included in the ticket price, as advertised. At check-out this fee will be shown separately for receipt purposes and to ensure the face value of your ticket is correct. Prices are subject to change. Prices may vary on the night of a show. Transactions fees may vary depending on event.
0141 353 8000

Dates and times

Tuesday 14 April 2020
7:30PM - 10:30PM

It is with regret that due to the escalating situation with regard to coronavirus in the UK and the subsequent venue closure, this event will be postponed. A new date will be announced and the box office will be in touch with bookers as soon as possible.


Please note Kerry Andrew is no longer performing at this event.

Eight visionary musicians, an astonishing book of magical spells – a chance to sing nature back to life.

Spell Songs is a musical companion piece to The Lost Words by author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris; a celebrated ‘spell book’ rich with poetic rhythms and imagined birdsong that naturally invited a musical response. Spell Songs gathered together eight remarkable musicians whose music engages deeply with landscape and nature, to respond to the creatures, art and language of The Lost Words: 

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: often 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. 


“Spell Songs is a work of vision and brilliance...” - fRoots *****

Venue

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

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