Recommended Age Guideline 8+

Likened to Kate Bush, Anna Meredith and Bjork, Esther combines her love of folk, jazz, classical and all things in between in this brand new commission from Celtic Connections. Masterful instrumentalists Emma Lloyd (viola, violin), Patrick Kenny (trombone and alphorn), Esther Swift (harp and voice) and Owen Williams (multiple percussion and drums) share the stage with electronic musician Matthew Collings to explore intimate and epic soundscapes through rich harmonies, flowering textures, improvisations and pre-sampled soundscapes. Featuring settings of poems by Rachel McCrum, William Butler Yeats and Glasgow’s own Edwin Morgan.

Pianodrome at the Old Royal High, Old Royal High School, 5-7 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH7 5BL, UK view map
August 10&17th

19:00 (1hr) | £12 (£6 conc.) (£5 conc.)

August 23rd

17:00 (1hr) | £12 (£6 conc.) (£5 conc.)


Supported By

Commisioned by Celtic Connections New Voices

Creative Credits

Composer/Director/Lyricist: Esther Swift
Performers: Emma Lloyd, Patrick Kenny, Mathew Collings, Owen Williams, Esther Swift

Poem Words; “Problems to Sharpen The Young”: Rachel McCrum

Words; “One Cigarette” and “Sound Effects”: Edwin Morgan

Words; “Innisfree”: William Butler Yeats

Jean Cameron, Executive Producer of Edinburgh International Culture Summit, is talking about Esther Swift’s Sound Effects and the reasons why it was chosen to be a part of Made in Scotland showcase.

On Tour

Pianodrome at the Old Royal High

Old Royal High School, 5-7 Regent Road, Edinburgh EH7 5BL, UK

  • August 10&17th
  • August 23rd

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