Media Release: New Scottish musical play gives a fresh perspective on Robert Burns

IN recent years, Mike Gibb has produced a series of Scottish musical plays, A Land Fit For Heroes, Mother of All the Peoples (which is at Dundee Rep in June) and Five Pound And Twa Bairns.

The third part of his trilogy of musical plays with Dundee themes, Sunday Mornings On Dundee Law, is scheduled for a premiere in March 2007.

Mike has also written the play Children of the Sea, about the Eyemouth Fishing Disaster, which premiered in Greenock in September 2005, and is working on a piece commissioned by Greenock focusing on the rise and demise of the Greenock shipyards.

Kevin Walsh is a composer, based in Brechin, who was recently awarded a Diploma in Media Composition from the Film Music Institute of Los Angeles. In 2005 Kevin released an album, mainly of original Celtic tunes and songs that include his interpretation of ‘Ae Fond Kiss’ and Nancy’s response to that famous song, ‘Clarinda’s Reply’.

The play, Clarinda’s Reply will be launched with a showcase of songs as part of the ‘Burns An’ A’ That!’ festival at the Rozelle Gallery, Ayr at 2.30pm and 4pm on both Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2006.

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