ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON: The Story of His Life in Word and Song narrated by Alexander McCall Smith
Friday, 21 November 2014, 7:00- 8:30 PM
Laigh Hall, Parliament House, Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF
In this recital, celebrated author Alexander McCall Smith will take you on a journey through the life of a previous Edinburgh writer, Robert Louis Stevenson.
Stevenson’s story will be interspersed with song settings of some of his works, by composers including R. Vaughan Williams, Ronald Stevenson, John Ireland, Roger Quilter, Edith Swepstone, Frank Wildhorn and Mary Carmichael.
The programme will also include a composition for fiddle by RLS himself.
Although RLS is now remembered as an author, he was also an advocate. This recital will take place in the Advocates Library, where Stevenson read for the bar and practiced. This evening is presented with support from the Faculty of Advocates. It is part of the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust RLS Day celebrations, a series of events celebrating RLS’s ‘unbirthday’ of 13 November each year. Proceeds of the evening will be donated to the Abbotsford Trust.
The recital will be preceded by drinks, and will last just over one hour
Cost of Admission is £15 with all free proceeds being donated to Abbotsford. Please make your cheque payable to ‘Faculty of Advocates’ and send to Faculty of Advocates, Parliament House, Edinburgh EH1 1RF and marked RLS event.