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Aurora Orchestra with Robyn Stapleton and Sam Amidon: Outlanders

Scotland Unwrapped

Sat 27 Apr
Classical

Aurora Orchestra with Robyn Stapleton and Sam Amidon: Outlanders

Scotland Unwrapped

Folk song arrangements by Nico Muhly The Two Brothers
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Gloomy Winter's Noo Awa
The Two Sisters
The Brown Girl
Barbara Allen
James MacMillan Untold
Anna Meredith Blackfriars
Sam Amidon/Nico Muhly How Come that Blood
Saro
Nico Muhly The Only Tune
Paul Simon, arr. Nico Muhly Hearts and Bones
Robyn Stapleton singer
Sam Amidon guitar & singer
Nico Muhly conductor
Aurora Orchestra

Follow a journey taken by hundreds of thousands over the past 300 years from Scottish shores to North America. Aurora trace the path of Celtic migrants through their shape-shifting ballads in the company of folk singers from opposite sides of the Atlantic, alongside special guest Nico Muhly.


Scottish and American cultures collide and intertwine in a programme that brings together Edinburgh-based folk singer Robyn Stapleton, Vermont-born multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Sam Amidon, and New Yorker composer, conductor and arranger Nico Muhly. Hear traditional songs through a 21st-century lens: stories of violent sibling rivalries; a farewell to winter; a death by heartbreak; the sounds of love, travel, nature, and fratricide from the Scottish diaspora, with many arrangements created especially for this project by Muhly.

We welcome Robyn Stapleton for her Kings Place debut, and Aurora re-ignites a creative partnership with Nico Muhly and Sam Amidon stretching back a decade to our award-winning 2014 album Road Trip. Music by Anna Meredith, James Macmillan and Paul Simon completes what promises to be an unmissable highlight of the Scotland Unwrapped series.

This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.

Robyn Stapleton has replaced Emily Smith for this concert.

Date:Sat 27 Apr
Start time:7.30pm (Doors: 7pm)
Venue:Hall One

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