In November 2020 we met artist Andrea Baker when she sang for the US Election Night Cabaret at the Lyceum, John Paul was blown away by her voice and presence.
Two years later and we are delighted to be collaborating on a new show, with Andrea and composer Howard Moody, for her Sing Sister Sing! series. In our conversations about Scotland, Andrea’s chosen homeland, and Robert Burns’s songs and life we discussed the histories of transatlantic relationships, the journeys of people, music and ideas.
This summer we will be presenting Andrea with a show she is creating featuring a selection of songs and texts from across the centuries to trace the threads of power, exploitation and emancipation through songs and tales.
We have found the perfect venue for our artist’s musical talents to be shared with a wider audience in the Pianodrome. This musical amphitheatre made from recycled pianos and populated by an enthusiastic, creative and community-spirited team are running their Resonancy at the Old Royal High, 5-7 Regent Rd, Edinburgh EH7 5BL (https://goo.gl/maps/NxPjBd6Wx7Hj8ubu8) from 1st July to 11th September and will be hosting a full programme during Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Sing Sistah Sing! Tales of Transatlantic Freedom will have a short run of performances at the Pianodrome, Venue 391 alongside an exciting programme of music from other groups and performers. The Cyrenians will be providing food and Bellfield Brewery providing refreshments and we are excited about the spirit of the Festival Fringe being recaptured in this new venue.
Tickets for Sing Sistah Sing! Tales of Transatlantic Freedom are available from 9th June at edfringe.com. Dates are 19th & 20th August at 7pm, 234rd, 24th, 25th, 26th August at 3pm.
This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.