A performance from acclaimed composer/songwriter Gareth Williams that lyrically transform iconic final pages from Scottish fiction into brand-new ‘literary chamber pop’ songs. From the melancholy mastermind of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, to Kirsty Campbell’s joyful farewell in Ely Percy’s Duck Feet, the performance celebrates a diverse range of storytellers from across Scotland. This spellbinding collection for voice, piano and strings captures the moment a reader finishes the last lines of a book and holds it for just a few… more… minutes.
Linda Buckley, Composer and one of Made in Scotland 2023 panellists, talks about the reasons why Songs from the Last Page was selected to be a part of the MiS showcase.
All songs written by Gareth Williams, with lyrics taken from final pages by Ali Smith, Jackie Kay, Ely Percy, Ross Sayers, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alasdair Gray, James Robertson, Andrew Greig, Arthur Conan Doyle and J M Barrie.