The Maiden Stone

August 28, 2014 in by mwhiteside

Event Details

This event finished on 06 September 2014

Joe Stollery, music

Catriona Yule, words

Legend has it that a stranger (the Devil) disguised as a man (Dirk) asks for the hand of a maiden (Marn) in marriage. The maiden challenges the stranger to build a path to the top of Bennachie before she finishes baking a batch of bannocks… but who will win?

Bannocks and boulders come alive and are played by local schoolchildren who have been working hard with Margaret Hearne on movement/dance and Pete Stollery, Joe’s father, on the music.

Aberdeen-born soprano Jillian Bain Christie will play Marn, and Colin Brockie from Ellon will play Dirk/the Devil and they will be accompanied by a string quartet, flute and percussion.

Prices: £5, u26 free (ticket required)

Booking info: Tickets available from Aberdeen Box Office

Pre-booking advised

T: 01224 641122