Celtic Connections 2016 Proudly presents

20th January 2016

Hailed by the Scotsman as "a rare theatrical and sculptural treat", Drift is a cross-artform production originally staged in summer 2015 on several Scottish beaches. Now adapted for indoor performance, it evokes the extraordinary story of Shetland crofter Betty Mouat, who in 1886 spent eight days alone and adrift on the North Sea, after her Lerwick-bound ship's crew went overboard in a storm.

With Judith Adams’ narrative and songs delivered by the inimitable Gerda Stevenson, Shetland-inspired music by Eddie McGuire and video projections from those original performances, Drift enacts Betty's emotional journey with compelling imaginative power, while other contributions from featured musicians will round out the show.  


Image credit: Daniel Lacasta Fitzsimmons

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