|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
|Sam Amidon/Nico Muhly
|How Come that Blood
|The Only Tune
|Paul Simon, arr. Nico Muhly
|Hearts and Bones
|guitar & singer
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.