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Dark Water

Blas Festival Commission:Beul na h-Oidhche gu Camhanaich (Mouth of the Night to First Light)

In this special event, we aim to connect modern science with oldest lore, and celebrate an aspect of Highland life which surrounds us, but is often ignored.

The music celebrates existing songs and music already connected to the night sky, and sets a backdrop for a new soundscape and original compositions inspired by the stars.

Mary Ann's translation of Sean Cooney's (The Young Uns) exquisite 'Dark Water' - the story of two refugees from the Syrian War - Hesham Modamani and Feras Abukhalil - who swam the perilous waters between Turkey and Greece in search of a new life and safety.