16 Jan - 2 Feb 2020

Christine Hanson's 'The Cremation of Sam McGee'


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25th Jan 2020
Mitchell Theatre
£17.60* includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult
Seating Type
Celtic Connections 2020

Fifteen years after its New Voices première, Canadian cellist Christine Hanson’s The Cremation of Sam McGee returns to Celtic Connections, following a much-lauded Scottish tour in 2019. Upon its very first performance, on the festival’s final day in 2005, the Herald’s critic delivered surely the ultimate thumbs-up: “Even a worn-out reviewer could have sat through it happily all over again.” A multi-media reimagining of Robert Service’s celebrated poem, set amid the Yukon gold rush, the work features an eight-piece chamber-folk ensemble, spoken-word narration and evocative imagery by Canadian painter Ted Harrison. 

“Her work is sublime. . . a great artist” (Michael Marra)

Christine Hanson - Cellist/composer
Rab Noakes - Narrator/Song
Brian McAlpine - Keys/ Accordion
Gordon Gunn - Fiddle
Anna Massie - Fiddle/Guitar
Laura Taylor- Guest artist
Chris Grieve - Trombone
Kevin Murray - Guitar/Mando
James Mackintosh - Percussion
Kevin McGuire - Double Bass

This show will be performed in honour of Rick Taylor.

Venue details

Mitchell Theatre
North Street
G3 7EE
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