The Eyemouth community production of the play ‘Get up and Tie your Fingers Eyemouth’ is being performed at the TradFest Dùn Èideann festival in Edinburgh on Sunday, April 30.
Tradfest is a 12 day showcase of Scotland’s traditional arts and the production team has invited ‘Get up and Tie Your Fingers Eyemouth’ to perform at the Netherbow Theatre. The production uses contemporary song, storytelling and dance to tell the story of how Eyemouth was affected by and survived the 1881 Fishing Disaster. Berwick-based writer Ann Coburn created a new adaption of her original play for the Eyemouth performance and this has been combined with song and dance through a haunting choral score by Karen Wimhurst.
Producer and musical director Ellie Logan said: “Rehearsals are well underway and it’s great for us all to be back together again as a cast and be able to take the Eyemouth story to a wider audience and be part of this festival which involves stories from all over the world”.
Tickets from 0131 556 9579 or online http://www.tracscotland.org/festivals/tradfest/events/6771/get-up-tie-your-fingers-eyemouth