The Slave's Lament (live performance)

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Graham Fagen (Artist)

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Abstract

Live performance of The Slave's Lament

Poet and Makar Jackie Kay, singer-songwriter Ghetto Priest, bass Brian Bannatyne-Scott and renowned countertenor David James come together with members of the Scottish Ensemble for four very special late-night concerts exploring Robert Burns, slavery and Scotland, in the magnificent and atmospheric Great Hall of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

The concert was inspired by two Burns-related exhibitions featuring the work of the eminent contemporary Scottish artists Douglas Gordon and Graham Fagen. Sally Beamish's new setting of Burns's The Slave's Lament will received its first live performance by Ghetto Priest and the Scottish Ensemble. David James, formerly of the Hilliard Ensemble, sang Arvo Pärt's exquisite and haunting arrangement of Burns's My Heart's in the Highlands, a piece that was specially written for him.

Jackie Kay gave a reading of a poem that she had composed for the occasion.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherScottish National Portrait Gallery
Media of outputOther
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2017

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery
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David James
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Ghetto
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Great Hall
Douglas Gordon
Slavery
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Singer-songwriter
Robert Burns
Artist
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Highlands

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Fagen, G. (Artist). (2017). The Slave's Lament (live performance): Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. Performance, Edinburgh: Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
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