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Are you a fan of Scots poetry, old and new? We have the event for you! Join us at AK Bell Library this April for amazing music, laughter, entertainment, and some history and knowledge thrown into the mix!

William Soutar was a poet, not a musician, yet he entitled some of his works as ‘ballads’. More recently, several of his poems have been set to music to help widen the appreciation of his work. PlaidSong will outline the background to this tradition, feature poets whose poems have been set to music, and explore the boundary, if any, between songs and poems by performing a number of these songs. The Scots poets who we will feature include Grizel Baillie (17th/18th century), Lady Nairne (18th/19th century), Robert Burns (18th century), James Hogg

Suitable for children, all children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

£11.50* (inc £2.50 booking fee per ticket); Disabled £6; Students/Unwaged/Young Scot/Under 26s £5
*As you add tickets to your basket, you have the option to add a £2 or £4 donation for Culture Perth & Kinross with your Full Price ticket

This event is part of Soutar Festival of Words
You can find out more about the festival and all the events for 2023 on our dedicated webpage here as part of the Perthshire Box Office.

Weekend Pass available:
Book for at least 5 of the following events and save 10%!

Plaid Song ‘Poems Intae Sangs’
Poetry Slam Competition + Performance by Kevin P Gilday
Graeme Macrae Burnet: Case Study
Emma Grae: The Tongue She Speaks
Kirsty Logan: Now She Is Witch
Sara Sheridan and Kirsten MacQuarrie: Women’s Voices
Fit’s Doric aa aboot?
Sally Magnusson: Music In The Dark
Alan Warner: Nothing Left To Fear From Hell

10% discount applies to the base ticket price and does not apply to booking fees. Discount will be automatically calculated in your shopping basket and applies per person. Discount only applies if purchased within one sale. Tickets are non-refundable.

All events as part of the Soutar Festival of Words will come off sale with Perthshire Box Office at midnight the night before the event.

For bookings after this time, tickets can be purchased at the door subject to availability.

Other Info
Fri 28 Apr 2023: 17:30
AK Bell Library