World premiere to feature at festival
A world premiere stage production of a 15 th Century Scots poem will be one of the main attractions at a Moray arts extravaganza.
A theatrical version of The Buke Of The Howlat, which was written in the late 1440s by Richard Holland, chaplain to the Earl of Moray, will be staged among the shrubbery at Brodie Castle for the Findhorn Bay Festival.
The biennial six-day event features theatre, music, dance and exhibitions in unusual and scenic locations across the region.
Yesterday, organisers launched the programme.
Tourism bosses believe the event – which attracted about 7,500 visitors two years ago – has become a “cornerstone” of the region’s cultural offering.
Fe s t i v a l director Kresanna Aigner said: “We’ve got a line-up of award-winning, renowned ar tists from across Scotland and local artists from Moray too.”
Fiddle musician Duncan Chisholm opens the festival on September 26 with a concert at St Laurence Church in Forres.