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Music, Fri 15 - Sun 17 Jun 2018, £15-£20

Karine Polwart: Wind Resistance

Karine Polwart: Wind Resistance


Every autumn, two-and-a-half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Iceland and Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peat-bog south-east of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, writer and multi-award-winning singer-songwriter, Karine Polwart, surveys the surrounding landscape through history, birdlore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, a Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight in this spellbinding alchemy of story and song.

Wind Resistance is an immersive musical essay. A meditation on sanctuary. A moor walker's journal. A personal memoir of maternity. An archaeology of flight science and football, medieval medicine and compassion. It is a magical and emotional tale.

A co-production between Karine Polwart and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company Edinburgh, Wind Resistance and was originally presented in association with Edinburgh International Festival, supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

Age Guidance: 14+, possible bad language.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 15 - Sun 17 Jun 2018
Performances Friday at 19:00, Saturday at 14:00 & 19:00, Sunday at 14:00.


Tickets: £20.00 (Concessions Available), Under 26s 25% off.


Box Office

02920 391391


Castle Grounds,
Cathays Park,
CF10 3ER



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