Bernard MacLaverty was born in Northern Ireland and brought his family to Scotland in 1975. He has written five novels and five collections of short stories, as well as screenplays, dramas for both television and radio, and libretti for Scottish Opera. His novel, Grace Notes, in which music is described as ‘emotion beyond words’, was long-listed for the Booker Prize. His most recent novel, Midwinter Break, reminds us why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers. Here he selects five pieces of music that have particular resonance for him.
Internationally acclaimed mezzo soprano Andrea Baker began her career with San Francisco Opera and has appeared at many of the world’s greatest opera houses and arts festivals. She celebrates her own personal history and journey and that of African American female trailblazers worldwide in her current work Sing Sistah Sing and so is uniquely placed to explore the power of music in this event in the capital of the country she now calls home.
Don’t miss this fascinating conversation!
£8 (£6 concession)
Tickets for this event are available online through the Fringe Box Office
Tickets are also available by post from St Andrew’s and St George’s West, 13 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA.
Our Box Office opens on Monday 6 August.