The Idea

The night begins at twilight and takes the audience through the night to dawn by way of songs, stars and science. The simple backdrop of a starcloth and individual lights allows the audience (joining in) and performers to create the appropriate setting for each point on the journey to morning – suns, moons, stars and other heavenly bodies. The music and surround-sound soundscape incorporates, amongst other things, the Celtic world’s familiarity with sun, moon and stars (and the parallel with early Celtic Christianity), alongside traditional songs and music associated with the night sky, and new music and song inspired by the night sky and ancient and contemporary astronomy. It 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.