World premiere to fea­ture at fes­ti­val

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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