07 May, 2009

St Kilda Opera - Island of the Birdmen

In August 1930 the last remaining inhabitants of the island of St Kilda boarded an evacuation boat and set sail for the Scottish mainland. Almost eighty years on, the unique history and culture of the island is celebrated in a spectacular theatrical production.

The production includes traditional Gaelic song, contemporary music, acrobatics and multimedia, including a unique film shot on the island (pictured) by Keith Partridge, director of Touching the Void.

Check out the St Kilda MySpace page for background on the production and amazing pictures from Partridge's film here.
View the St Kilda world heritage site here.
For more info on this Festival 09 production and to purchase tickets click here.

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