Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Eigg the Musical in pictures

The intersection between music, dance and storytelling is magical. I'll never forget when the show's director contacted me about accompanying a small group of actors and playing accordion for the show Eigg the Musical. It was set around the events of a Scottish ceilidh dance festival. They wanted to focus on just a few highland tales and traditional Scottish music would provide the authentic atmosphere they were after. Fast forward through a pandemic, learning to play Scottish Cielidh music on an accordion, a lot of give and take between everyone and it all started to come together. We delivered nine shows over the course of two weeks and many of them were sold out. Use the link below to look over the scrapbook we put together. It includes pictures that go all the way back to the beginning of the project.
2023 Eigg the Musical Scrapbook
2023 Eigg the Musical Scapbook
Everyone enjoyed the show and perhaps our small troupe from Denver most of all. Many from the group had never been out of the country before, but everyone was enthusiastic for the experience; after all, the Edinburgh theatre festival is the largest performing arts festival on the planet. Creating a new Musical takes a long time and if you strive for excellence you'll need to find people who know their craft and work well with other people. We were a tight knit group and we all understood that there is much more that we can do together than we could ever do on our own. Music theatre is ephemeral by nature, but it's nice to be able to look back at all the milestones you pass when creating a new musical theatre show.