Exploring the lore and legend of Braemar

Enjoy an evening of poetry, music and storytelling in Braemar next month with Chris Stout & Catriona Mckay, Sheena Blackhall and Hamish Somers.

By Dawn Renton
Wednesday, 16th March 2022, 7:37 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th March 2022, 7:37 am
Legendary Braemar takes place next month.

Legendary Braemar is a new commission from St Margaret’s, exploring landscape, love and legends: tales from the village and upper Deeside area.

A collaboration in music and storytelling, Legendary Braemar features original music from award-winning duo Chris Stout (fiddle) and Catriona Mckay (harp) and stories selected and retold by North East Makar Sheena Blackhall and actor Hamish Somers.

This new work is created especially for the magical, intimate surrounds of St Margaret’s Braemar, drawing inspiration from this unique corner of the Grampians which has borne witness to major historical events, hosting kings, queens, Jacobite rebels and mysterious murders – spawning countless ghost stories and local legends.

Little wonder it was Braemar that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to create one of the most fiendish villains in literature in the form of Long John Silver.

The performers will weave together spoken word and music, immersing the audience in this world of local lore and legend.

Legendary Braemar takes place on Saturday, April 23, from 8pm to 9pm. Doors and bar opens at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available now from www.ticketsource.co.uk