Alan Bearman Music presents

Rachel Newton & Lauren MacColl: Heal & Harrow

Alan Bearman Music presents

Rachel Newton & Lauren MacColl:
Heal & Harrow

Tue 15 Feb 2022 | 8pm

This haunting and compelling new work pays a humanising tribute to the victims of the 16th and 17th Century Scottish Witch Trials, one of the darkest periods of Scotland’s history during which an estimated 2,500 people were executed, 80% of which were thought to have been women.

Each piece of music is based on specially commissioned works by celebrated author Mairi Kidd – tales inspired by and in remembrance of real women who were persecuted and tried as witches, and characters from folklore and mythology enshrined in Scottish oral culture.

Scottish Gaelic singer and harpist Rachel Newton (The Shee, The Furrow Collective) and fiddler Lauren MacColl (Salt House, Rant) are two of Scotland’s leading traditional musicians.

★★★★★ fRoots Magazine
★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Observer

Age guidance: 14+
Running time: 120 mins


Women Executed 300 Years Ago As Witches In Scotland Set To Receive Pardons

Three centuries after repeal of Witchcraft Act thousands tried as witches could get official apologies.
Caroline Davies, The Guardian, Sun 19 Dec 2021


Rachel Newton & Lauren MacColl: Heal & Harrow

15 February 2022 - 8:00 pm

Full price: £16
Concessions: £14

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