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A weave of words and music

Welcome to Scotland Unwrapped, the 16th edition of our award-winning year-long series. Celebrating Scottish music and spoken word culture, the series will highlight both its traditional and regional riches but also explore the diverse contemporary scene and the writers and composers which give Scotland its distinctive voice. As well as covering a wide range of musical genres from cutting-edge contemporary composers, folk musicians and Scottish classical ensembles, Scotland Unwrapped also embraces the heady literary scene and wealth of Scottish festivals.

Scotland Unwrapped features Artist in Residence Karine Polwart and Guest Curators Aidan O’Rourke and Jackie Kay.

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Siobhan Miller Band

Folk / ‘Under 30s’ Tickets

A richly celebrated Scottish folk singer and songwriter, Siobhan Miller’s soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song has won numerous accolades, including the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards’ Scots Singer of the Year an unprecedented four times. She returns to Kings Place with her first-ever full band tour.

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Aurora Orchestra: The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse

Family / Scotland Unwrapped

Join a duck and a mouse on an adventure inside a wolf, as Aurora and Scottish composer Martin Suckling bring Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s much-loved children’s story to musical life. “Early one morning a

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Cryptic at 30 presents: Kathy Hinde, Konx-om-Pax & others 

Contemporary / Scotland Unwrapped

Cryptic continue their 30th birthday celebrations in November, presenting an eclectic evening of audiovisual work.

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Steven Osborne with Principal Aurora Players

Classical / Scotland Unwrapped

Scotland’s most revered pianist, Steven Osborne, is joined by two of Aurora Orchestra’s Principal Players for an evening of mesmerising French music.

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St Andrew's Night with Blue Rose Code, Eddi Reader & Steve Knightley

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

St Andrew's Night at Kings Place will be an extraordinary evening in London, evincing the finest Scottish voices backed by an elite house band of Scottish musicians performing songs that manifest the real spirit of a modern St Andrew's Day.

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Aidan O'Rourke & Sean Shibe

Folk / Scotland Unwrapped

Bringing together two Scottish musicians who are both embedded in tradition, Guest Curator and folk fiddler Aidan O’Rourke is joined by classical guitarist Sean Shibe as they strip back the conservative ritual around their respective genres.

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London Sinfonietta: Love Lines

Classical / Scotland Unwrapped

Artistic Associates London Sinfonietta return to Kings Place, presenting an evening of music by Scottish Composers exploring the idea of love and our deepest human need for connection, with music from Judith Weir, Peter Maxwell Davies and James MacMillan.

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Colin Currie Quartet play Anna Meredith

Classical / Scotland Unwrapped

Scottish star percussionist Colin Currie brings a uniquely sparkling quartet programme featuring two world premieres, and three Scots composers.

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