Scottish contemporary singer Kirsty Law brings audio-visual folklore show exploring the inner child concept to the Edinburgh Fringe.
About the show…
By Kirsty Law
In collaboration with:
Daniel Warren, Kirsty Whiten,
Ben Seal, Emma Snellgrove
Part of the 2019 Made in Scotland showcase
Kirsty’s album project Young Night Thought explores the ‘inner child’ concept through a lense of Scots folklore, song, film and dance, as part of the Made in Scotland showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe this August.
Named after a Robert Louis Stevenson poem from A Child’s Garden of Verses, this project sees Kirsty working with filmmaker Daniel Warren, painter Kirsty Whiten, record producer Ben Seal and dancer Emma Snellgrove. Together they’ve transformed Kirsty’s album with the same name into a multi-discipline, audio-visual experience that combines the unadulterated wonder of childhood with tales of the supernatural.
Kirsty says: “I come from a background of traditional Scottish singing, so I’m very interested in folklore and how it relates to our contemporary lives. In developing Young Night Thought, I started to follow the idea of childhood perception and imagination in order to create an ambitious collaboration of different mediums, joining the dots between then and now.”
Young Night Thought, which also takes inspiration from historical Edinburgh primary school film project The Singing Street, is family friendly and will be performed on four dates across the festival, at the stunning Pianodrome.
Young Night Thought at the Edinburgh Fringe
Venue: Pianodrome @ The Pitt (Venue 391), Pitt Street, Edinburgh
Dates: 13, 15, 19, 24 Aug
Times: 21:00, 17:00, 19:00, 19:00 (6o minutes)
You can book your tickets now.
“Weaves a dexterous path between the animated vocal mannerisms of Ani DiFranco and the wide open instrumentation of early Massive Attack” – Acoustic Magazine
“… spellbinding.” – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
“A rich Scots voice… deceptively simple, beautiful composition.” – fROOTS Magazine