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Red Note @ Woodend Barn 05/06/2010

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Red Note Ensemble presents 'A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle' - Saturday 5 June 7.30pm - Woodend Barn - Banchory

Music, humour and inebriation are all on show this Saturday as Scotland's inimitable contemporary musical virtuosos, Red Note take to Woodend Barns stage at 7.30pm. Performing Bill Sweeneys 90minute version of Hugh MacDiarmids epic poem, A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, Red Note guarantee the audience a fun and thought provoking musical romp.

Set to music of huge imagination and vibrancy by Glasgow composer Bill Sweeney, this is a brilliant, multi-faceted setting of one of the landmark Scots poems of the twentieth century. MacDiarmids infamously thrawn narrator explores the state of Scotland from an emotionally and intellectually charged perspective.

Sweeneys galloping, madcap setting is by turns funny and profound, employing Red Notes multi-talented musicians, singers and narrator to sensational effect.

A strong statement from a muscular new team, brimming from the best musicians in the business
[The Herald]

Red Note is a new Scottish-based professional music ensemble, dedicated to developing and performing interesting and significant contemporary music. The ensemble for this tour is made of 9 players, including a jazz clarinettist and trombonist as well as 4 singers. They will be directed by rising young conducting star Jessica Cottis and features well-loved Scottish actor Crawford Logan in the title role of the famously thrawn narrator.

Expect an evening of humour, inebriation, beauty, politically-charged comment and virtuoso musical and literary invention!

Tickets for both performances are available by calling 01330 825431 or online at
. Remember you can also book a pre-performance meal at Buchanans on 01330 826530.

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