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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39 - 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

1 - 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

2 - 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

3 - 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

4 - 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

5 - FARSTRAERS : JOCELYN RENDALL

June 22, 2020 @ Kirkwall Hotel

Bringing Orkney's history to life.

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Visual Arts

6 - 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

7 - 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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8 - SOUNDS OF FOLK : JENERIC

June 22, 2024 @ The Sound Archive

Celebrating the living tradition of Orcadian music

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Music

9 - 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

10 - OH, WHAT COMES OVER THE SEA : ELIZABETH LLEWELLYN & SIMON LEPPER (BALCONY RELEASED - DOES NOT INCLUDE TEA AND CAKE)

June 23, 2024 @ Stromness Town Hall

A survey of music by Coleridge Taylor.

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Visual Arts

11 - 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

12 - CARMINA BURANA : FESTIVAL CHORUS

June 23, 2024 @ The Pickaquoy Arena

A mix of choral, percussion and pianos.

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Literature

13 - 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

14 - SOUNDS OF FOLK : ROO & NEIL (SOLD OUT)

June 23, 2024 @ The Sound Archive

Classical, Folk and Jazz for violin and accordion.

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Music

15 - 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

16 - SCOTLAND THE STRANGE : JOHNNY MAINS

June 24, 2024 @ Kirkwall Hotel

A hoard of strange tales.

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Music

17 - THE RHYTHM OF STONES : STEPHEN DEAZLEY (SELLING FAST)

June 24, 2024 @ The Pickaquoy Arena

A specially commissioned work bringing together adults and children.

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Music

18 - POSTCARDS AND MEMORIES : KATHRYN STOTT

June 24, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Pianist's final season touring the world.

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Music

19 - SURE ON THIS SHINING NIGHT : SONORO

June 24, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

A reflective choral experience.

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Music

20 - 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 @ Kirkwall

A curious box lies dormant in the street.

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Music

21 - FULL OF HIGHLAND HUMOURS : ENSEMBLE HESPERI

June 25, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Reviving 18th century Scottish Tunes.

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Music

22 - INVOCATIONS AND IMPROVISATIONS : EDINBURGH QUARTET & ALON SARIEL

June 25, 2024 @ St Ninian's Kirk

Strings and strings.

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Literature

23 - CELTIC WEIRD : JOHNNY MAINS

June 25, 2024 @ Stromness Library

Eerie Celtic folklore tales.

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Music

24 - MAGNUS MIXTAPE : MORRIS BEGG DUO & THE ASSEMBLY PROJECT (TICKETS SELLING FAST)

June 25, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Immersive promenade.

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Music

25 - MAGNUS MIXTAPE : MORRIS BEGG DUO & THE ASSEMBLY PROJECT

June 25, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Immersive promenade.

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Music

26 - TIME STANDS STILL : MORRIS BEGG DUO

June 26, 2024 @ Stromness Town Hall

Soprano and guitar.

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Music

27 - A GIFT FOR YOUR GARDEN : ENSEMBLE HESPERI

June 26, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Telemann's Music and horticultural harmony.

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Music

28 - PLUCKED BACH : ALON SARIEL (SELLING FAST)

June 26, 2024 @ St Peter's Kirk

Mandolinist interprets Bach masterpieces.

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Music

29 - MAGNUS MIXTAPE : MORRIS BEGG DUO & THE ASSEMBLY PROJECT

June 26, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Immersive promenade.

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Music

30 - MAGNUS MIXTAPE : MORRIS BEGG DUO & THE ASSEMBLY PROJECT

June 26, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Immersive promenade

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Music

31 - AND THEN THERE WERE FIVE : EDINBURGH QUARTET & KATHRYN STOTT

June 27, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Piano and strings.

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Music

SCOTLAND UNWRAPPED

June 27, 2024 @ Kings Place, LONDON

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

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Music

32 - ACROSS NORTHERN SEAS : ORKNEY CAMERATA - A JOHNSMAS FOY

June 27, 2024 @ Stromness Town Hall

Exploring Nordic heritage.

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Music

33 - NORTHERN LIGHT : JENNIFER AUSTIN

June 27, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

Inspired by the magnetic atmosphere of Orkney.

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Music

34 - 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

35 - 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

36 - CARVE THE RUNES THEN BE CONTENT WITH SILENCE : ERLAND COOPER (TICKETS SELLING FAST)

June 28, 2024 @ St Magnus Cathedral

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

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Music

37 - 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

38 - SCOTTISH OPERA POP UP OPERA : DON GIOVANNI

June 29, 2024 @ Cromarty Hall

30 minute miniature opera performances, reimagining classic tales.

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