Musicians honour Fife’s forgotten superwomen of science

Mary Somerville
Mary Somerville

Acclaimed music-theatre company Electric Voice Theatre is bringing its five-star show Echoes Fae Fife to Kirkcaldy next month.

It has an astronomical theme, and will celebrate Scotland’s forgotten Scottish superwomen of science through the music of Scottish female composers.

Those being honoured include Burntisland’s own Mary Somerville, and Largo’s intrepid ornithologists Evelyn Baxter and Leonora Rintoul.

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Echoes fae Fife has been specially created in collaboration with astronomers and physicists from the University of St. Andrews’ SHINE project, Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, and Viewforth High and Aberdour Primary Schools.

Echoes explores the connections between scientists and composers in each of the tour locations.

It comes to the Old Kirk. Kirkcaldy, on Friday February 22

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