A' Adam's Bairns

Thursday 17 April sees the live performance of a folk music CD that focuses on multicultural Scotland across 200 years.

A' Adam's Bairns explores slavery and the slave trade in Scotland's history, plus modern issues relating to social, religious and racial tolerance. The music is based on music manuscript collections in the National Library of Scotland with contemporary arrangements by Dr Fred Freeman. It includes songs by Hamish Henderson, Robert Burns, James Hogg and the Proclaimers.

Scottish folk singers

Among the singers at Edinburgh Queen's Hall will be Rod Paterson, Tich Frier, Nick Keir, Steve Byrne, John Morran, Ross Kennedy, Dave Taylor, Emily Smith, Wendy Weatherby and Gillian McDonald. Dr Freeman will provide commentary. For more information and to book tickets, see the Queen's Hall website.

The CD has been produced by the National Library of Scotland and Scotdec (Scottish Development Education Centre). Every school in Scotland will get a copy of the CD and a resource pack. The A' Adam's Bairns project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

3 April 2008

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