17 Ocean Promenade

, Start Time: 20:00, End Time: 21:10 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

Crashing waves


The red sun sinks
In golden floods of light; and with the breeze
Comes faintly now across the grassy links
The ageless music of the rolling seas.

- Robert Rendall

An immersive experience will allow you to take your own path inside St Magnus Cathedral which will feature a sequence of performances inhabiting all parts of this iconic space with music, poetry, dance and visual art. Whether you want to watch or listen the choice is yours. Experience performances close up or listen from another corner of the building. Or simply sit and let the experience wash over you. Romitelli’s Seascape for Bass recorder sits alongside Peter Maxwell Davies’ Sea Eagle and spoken text from Orkney poets Mackay Brown and Rendall and others. A still gallery filled with a mixtape of sea themed work.

Performers include:

Nicolas Dupont Violin
Rookh Horn Quartet
Tabea Debus Recorder
Christine J Lee Cello
Jim Carruth Speaker
Oliver Wass Harp

Dancers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 

Art installations by local artists

There will be some seating for this event, but the idea is to wander around and no seat is booked by the purchase of this ticket. This event will have a limited capacity.

Full-price Ticket £25.00
Concessions £19.00

Location Map

St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

T: +44 (0)1856 871445

E: info@stmagnusfestival.com

St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.

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