Heal & Harrow

Friday 18 Feb 2022

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Rachel Newton (The Shee, The Furrow Collective, Spell Songs) and Lauren MacColl (Salt House, Rant) are firmly established as two of the country’s most celebrated folk musicians. They have collaborated on each other’s projects for many years, and now they work as a duo for the first time.

Featuring newly composed music and accompanying visuals, Heal and Harrow pays tribute to the women persecuted in the 16th and 17th Century Scottish Witch Trials, one of the darkest periods of the nation’s history.

Exploring historical beliefs in the supernatural and modern-day parallels in our society, each piece of music is based on specially commissioned works by celebrated author Mairi Kidd – tales inspired by and in remembrance of real women who were persecuted and tried as witches, and characters from the folkloric tales and mythology enshrined in our oral culture.

  • Howard Assembly Room

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