Sounding Scotland’s Wild Plants in Music

Award-winning string duo High Heels & Horse Hair will be performing Baroque and contemporary compositions inspired by Scotland's plant life at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on Saturday 18 October. TRANSPLANTED is a musical depiction of native plants, celebrating their diversity and many uses in society over the centuries.

In 1755 Scottish Baroque composer James’ Oswald published ‘Airs for the Seasons’, a remarkable compendium of 96 duos for violin and cello, each depicting a different plant or flower and written on a single side of paper. Inspired by these, eight of Scotland’s leading composers, including Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir, have written new miniatures following the same criteria.

Set against a stunning backdrop of images by award-winning nature photographer Laurie Campbell, the evocative performance is sure to delight and inspire music and plant lovers alike.

Booking Information

2.30pm, Saturday 18 October 2014, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Lecture Theatre), 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR

Tickets £10 (£9 concession, £8 for members of RBGE)

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Illustration by Mina Braun

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)