FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2024

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2024

THE STORM WATCHERS : FILM INSTALLATION

Pre-Recorded Film

Check listing for dates, venues and times. A powerful film inspired by Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown on what would have been his centenary year.

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THE WHALE : CIRCO RUM BA BA

June 21, 2024 @ Pickaquoy | June 22, 2024 @ Pickaquoy | June 23, 2024 @ Birsay Hall

Check listing for dates, venues and times. A giant from the ocean has come on land in Orkney.

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Music

STORM RUNES : MUSICA VITAE

June 21, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

First concert in a residency by this Swedish string orchestra contrasts contemporary music with baroque.

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Literature

A POET IN THE LANDSCAPE : KATHLEEN JAMIE

June 22, 2024 @ Stromness Academy Theatre

Kathleen Jamie joins us in the final year of her tenure as Scotland’s Makar.

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Music

THE SUN IN THE WEST : EDINBURGH QUARTET

June 22, 2024 @ Stromness Town Hall

The Edinburgh Quartet starts its residence showcasing some classic repertoire for the ensemble.

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Visual Arts

THE BOOKBINDER : TRICK OF THE LIGHT THEATRE COMPANY

June 22, 2024 @ Orkney Theatre

1st performance of mystery, magic and mayhem.

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Literature

FARSTRAERS : JOCELYN RENDALL

June 22, 2020 @ Kirkwall Hotel

Bringing Orkney's history to life.

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Visual Arts

THE BOOKBINDER : TRICK OF THE LIGHT THEATRE COMPANY

June 22, 2024 @ Orkney Theatre

2nd performance of mystery, magic and mayhem.

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Music

UNTO THE HILLS : ELIZABETH LLEWELLYN, O DUO + BRC Percussionists

June 22, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

A percussion voice and piano extravaganza of George Crumb's iconic work

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Music

SOUNDS OF FOLK : JENERIC

June 22, 2024 @ The Sound Archive

Celebrating the living tradition of Orcadian music

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Music

FOLK FROM THE NORTH LANDS : MUSICA VITAE

June 23, 2024 @ Harray Hall

Scandinavian and folk music arrangements.

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FESTIVAL SERVICE

Come and join the people of Orkney for the Festival Service.

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Music

OH, WHAT COMES OVER THE SEA : ELIZABETH LLEWELLYN & SIMON LEPPER

June 23, 2024 @ Stromness Town Hall

A survey of music by Coleridge Taylor.

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Visual Arts

THE BOOKBINDER : TRICK OF THE LIGHT THEATRE COMPANY

June 23, 2024 @ Cromarty Hall

3rd and last performance of mystery, magic and mayhem.

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Music

CARMINA BURANA : FESTIVAL CHORUS

June 23, 2024 @ The Pickaquoy Arena

A mix of choral, percussion and pianos.

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Literature

GHOSTLY TALES : JOHNNY MAINS

June 23, 2024 @ Skaill House

Sit back in the drawing room at Skaill House and listen to some ghostly horror stories.

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Visual Arts

BOX ON THE STREET : CIRCO RUM BA BA

June 24, 2024 @ Kirkwall

A curious box lies dormant in the street.

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Music

SOUNDS OF FOLK : ROO & NEIL

June 23, 2024 @ The Sound Archive

Classical, Folk and Jazz for violin and accordion.

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Music

THE ISLE IS FULL OF NOISES : MUSICA VITAE

June 24, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

This is the final concert of the string orchestra's residency.

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Literature

SCOTLAND THE STRANGE : JOHNNY MAINS

June 24, 2024 @ Kirkwall Hotel

A hoard of strange tales.

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Music

THE RHYTHM OF STONES : STEPHEN DEAZLEY

June 24, 2024 @ The Pickaquoy Arena

A specially commissioned work bringing together adults and children.

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Music

POSTCARDS AND MEMORIES : KATHRYN STOTT

June 24, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Pianist's final season touring the world.

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Music

SURE ON THIS SHINING NIGHT : SONORO

June 24, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

A reflective choral experience.

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Music

BOWED BACH : ROBIN MICHAEL

June 25, 2024 @ Stromness Town Hall

Bach's timeless cello suites.

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Visual Arts

BOX ON THE STREET : CIRCO RUM BA BA

June 25, 2024 @ Stromness

A curious box lies dormant in the street.

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Music

FULL OF HIGHLAND HUMOURS : ENSEMBLE HESPERI

June 25, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Reviving 18th century Scottish Tunes.

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Music

INVOCATIONS AND IMPROVISATIONS : EDINBURGH QUARTET & ALON SARIEL

June 25, 2024 @ St Ninian's Kirk

Strings and strings.

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Literature

CELTIC WEIRD : JOHNNY MAINS

June 25, 2024 @ Stromness Library

Eerie Celtic folklore tales.

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Music

MAGNUS MIXTAPE : MORRIS BEGG DUO & THE ASSEMBLY PROJECT

June 25, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Immersive promenade.

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Music

MAGNUS MIXTAPE : MORRIS BEGG DUO & THE ASSEMBLY PROJECT

June 25, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Immersive promenade.

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Music

TIME STANDS STILL : MORRIS BEGG DUO

June 26, 2024 @ Stromness Town Hall

Soprano and guitar.

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Music

A GIFT FOR YOUR GARDEN : ENSEMBLE HESPERI

June 26, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Telemann's Music and horticultural harmony.

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Music

PLUCKED BACH : ALON SARIEL

June 26, 2024 @ St Peter's Kirk

Mandolinist interprets Bach masterpieces.

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Music

MAGNUS MIXTAPE : MORRIS BEGG DUO & THE ASSEMBLY PROJECT

June 26, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Immersive promenade.

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Music

MAGNUS MIXTAPE : MORRIS BEGG DUO & THE ASSEMBLY PROJECT

June 26, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Immersive promenade

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Music

AND THEN THERE WERE FIVE : EDINBURGH QUARTET & KATHRYN STOTT

June 27, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Piano and strings.

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SCOTLAND UNWRAPPED

FOR INFORMATION ONLY : In partnership with Kings Place, London, their programme includes events from St Magnus International Festival.

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Music

ACROSS NORTHERN SEAS : ORKNEY CAMERATA - A JOHNSMAS FOY

June 27, 2024 @ Stromness Town Hall

Exploring Nordic heritage.

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Music

NORTHERN LIGHT : JENNIFER AUSTIN

June 27, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Inspired by the magnetic atmosphere of Orkney.

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Music

SCOTTISH OPERA POP UP OPERA : THE MERRY WIDOW

June 28, 2024 @ Stromness Town Hall

30 minute miniature opera performances, reimagining classic tales.

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Music

SCOTTISH OPERA POP UP OPERA : DON GIOVANNI

June 28, 2024 @ Stromness Town Hall

30 minute miniature opera performances, reimagining classic tales.

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Music

CARVE THE RUNES THEN BE CONTENT WITH SILENCE : ERLAND COOPER

June 28, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Buried album is revealed, played back and performed live for the first time.

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Music

SCOTTISH OPERA POP UP OPERA : THE MERRY WIDOW

June 29, 2024 @ Cromarty Hall

30 minute miniature opera performances, reimagining classic tales.

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Music

SCOTTISH OPERA POP UP OPERA : DON GIOVANNI

June 29, 2024 @ Cromarty Hall

30 minute miniature opera performances, reimagining classic tales.

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