Every autumn, two and a half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peatbog southeast of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, Karine Polwart surveys the surrounding landscape through history, song, bird-lore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight, in this compelling combination of story and song.
Winner of the Best Music and Sound award at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, and a 2016 sell-out hit at Edinburgh International Festival, Karine Polwart’s enchanting and poetic one-woman show explores the hidden stories of motherhood through story-telling, song and personal memoir. It is a life-affirming piece combining themes of nature, maternity, ancestry, myth and history. With magical visuals and an exquisite live score, Polwart creates an immersive sound with the purity of her singing voice..