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The Larky Lad with Nicky Spence

A Journey through Scottish Song

Scotland Unwrapped

Wed 24 Apr
Classical

The Larky Lad with Nicky Spence

A Journey through Scottish Song

Scotland Unwrapped

Britten Who are these children? Text by William Soutar  
Robert Burns settings by Beach, Coleridge-Taylor, Margaret Kennedy-Fraser, James Macmillan, Mendelsson, Orr, Schumann, Shostakovich, Judith Weir & Helen Grime (world premiere)
Britten  A Birthday Hansel
Traditional airs
Nicky Spence tenor
Eleanor Dennis soprano
Dylan Perez piano

An evening of heart-stopping lament and high comedy devised by Scotland’s proudest offspring, tenor Nicky Spence, joined by soprano Eleanor Dennis and collaborative pianist Dylan Perez.


Battled, bereaved, a nation rising with klarty weans and a red red rose, Scotland is truly the land of song. From Mendelssohn to Ravel, turning left at Shostakovich, Coleridge-Taylor and Judith Weir, has ever a poet inspired composers so universally as Robert Burns? This special survey takes in the finest settings alongside Britten’s exquisite response to William Soutar in Who are these children? An evening of heart-stopping lament and high comedy devised by Scotland’s proudest offspring, tenor Nicky Spence, joined by soprano Eleanor Dennis and collaborative pianist Dylan Perez.

‘…The stylish Scottish tenor has a substantial instrument with effortlessly ringing top notes and an easily accessed hushed upper register. A master of complex texts, his engaging readings were replete with sly asides and deftly underplayed bon mots.’ Sunday Herald

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

Date:Wed 24 Apr
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall One
Price:£12.50-£45.00
+ 10% booking fee.

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