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To start the evening Ruaraidh Williams and Jeremy Coleman, North East Scotland Music School, present a selection of music for cello and piano. Opening with Telemann at his most affable, the recital features the well-known transcription of Faure’s “Après un Rêve” and the virtuosic “Allegro Appassionato” by Saint Saëns. Bloch’s “Jewish Song” provides moments of reflection before the programme concludes with Brahms’s brilliant “Scherzo” movement.

Then enjoy an hour in the company of one of Scotland’s best loved writers whose exuberance and ability to communicate have endeared her to audiences.

On Wednesday the 9th October Jackie will be give a reading for pupils of Ellon Academy.

Biography Information

Jackie Kay’s first collection of poetry The Adoption Papers, was inspired by her experience of being adopted and growing up with a white family in Glasgow. It was immediately recognised as being an outstanding debut, winning the Forward Prize, the Saltire Prize and a Scottish Arts Council Prize.She has since gone on to win numerous awards, including a Guardian Fiction Prize for her first novel Trumpet. In 2010 she published Red Dust Road a memoire about meeting her Nigerian birth father. Her most recent collection, Bantam, was published in 2017 to critical acclaim.

Jackie is Scotland’s Makar (or National Poet for Scotland). In 2006 she was awarded an MBE for services to Scottish literature. She is Chancellor of the University of Salford and Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

Event Details

Tuesday 8th October 2019 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Ticket£
Standard£15
Concession - under 26 years old£5

Venue: Haddo House Library

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