august, 2018

2018fri31aug7:30 pmFeaturedFar, Far From YpresWW1 songs, poems and stories7:30 pm The Aros Centre, Viewfield Road, Portree

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Friday 31 August, 7.30pm

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Critically acclaimed production featuring the songs, poems & stories of World War One. With a cast of 26 performers, including Barbara Dickson, Siobhan Miller, Dick Gaughan, Ian McCalman, Professor Gary West, Stephen Quigg and Ian Bruce, the songs of the war are seamlessly linked by narrator Iain Anderson and accompanied by a range of projected images, bringing to life Scotland’s contribution to the war effort both on the front line and at home.

“It was a beautifully crafted show and there should be some way of letting everyone in the world experience it. Come back anytime” Donald Shaw Director of Celtic Connections. 
 
“Far, far from Ypres was a fitting memorial to the Scottish contribution in the First World War, and without being overtly political, it powerfully reminds us of the horrors of war and the individuals and communities touched by it. Thank you Celtic Connections for taking this project on board – the sell-out audience showed their appreciation with a standing ovation”. STV online
 
“A standing ovation raised the roof of the Queen’s Hall for several minutes after the show had finished. It was a stirring end to a night honouring a terrible tragedy, one that left the entire audience moved and sombre, but strangely elated” Broadway Baby.

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