Ballads of the Book

  • The List
  • 16 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

Ballads of the Book

The relationship between music and literature

The relationship between music and literature has always been a strong and natural one, but never has that bond been tighter than with the Ballads of the Book project. Described by Chemikal Underground as a ‘meteoric creative hoopla’, it brought together musos such as Emma Pollock (pictured), Idlewild and King Creosote with literati of Alan Bissett, Laura Hird and John Burnside’s ilk. Charlotte Square Gardens: they will rock you.

16 Aug, 8pm, £8 (£6).

Ballads of the Book

This groundbreaking creative project teamed up leading Scottish writers with leading musicians, with rich and varied results. Ali Smith, Louise Welsh, A.L. Kennedy, Alan Bissett and Rodge Glass are joined by Roddy Woomble of Idlewild and Emma Pollock, for a night of music and words. 'Part of the Edinburgh International…


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