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East Neuk Festival - Zulu

Start: Friday 28 June 2024 17:00

End: Friday 28 June 2024 17:30

The East Neuk Festival is coming to the Museum!

In the dramatic setting of our Zulu Gallery, harpist and composer Esther Swift will create an atmospheric evocation of the story of the Zulu fishing fleets, once ubiquitous in East Scotland.

The Zulu was invented in 1879 (also the year of the Anglo-Zulu War, hence…) and swiftly became the vessel of choice for fishermen all around Scotland’s coasts. Its dominance was ended by World War I, and by the development of steam, then diesel powered boats. Many of these graceful craft were simply left to rot on the shores – some can still be found.

Esther Swift is creating a piece bringing together community and professional musicians to evoke the boats and the communities that depended on them, the storms they weathered and the lives they led at sea and on land.

Friday 28th June 5.00pm

Tickets £5. Book via the East Neuk Festival Website


See the East Neuk Festival Website for more information.

Image Credit: East Neuk Festival

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