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And The Birds Did Sing

Sunday, March 31 , 2:30 pm 4:00 pm

This is about living but it began with a death.

This is about existing and not existing, and a child’s heart-bursting belief that there is something in between.

This is about love.

CURIOUS SEED presents And the Birds Did Sing. Blending contemporary dance and storytelling, And the Birds Did Sing is an intimate solo dance theatre work, performed with an evocative soundtrack, poetic text and ethereal set design. Loosely structured around creator and performer Christine Devaney’s childhood memories, made in collaboration with musician Luke Sutherland and artist Yvonne Buskie, this work leads the audience on a poignant journey.

Personal in tone, And the Birds Did Sing speaks to universal human themes such as growing up, life and death, the passing of time and love. Holding a delicate balance between sadness and joy, this solo incorporates dance, spoken word, visuals, and music, with humour and tenderness.

The work won a Herald Angel Award at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was runner up for the Scottish Arts Award.

Following the show, join Christine Devaney and long time friend and Creative Director of Dance North Scotland, Karl Jay-Lewin, for an informal chat about And The Birds Did Sing, Christine’s work and life as an artist, and her love of Findhorn and the Moray coast.

Running time: 1h 25m plus interval
Ages 12+

Christine on Findhorn Beach, 2001. Photo: Karl Jay-Lewin


“A moving offering of a life marked by love and loss”

The Scotsman

“A poetic and elliptical evocation of childhood memories of loss and resilience”

Fest Magazine


“Poignantly poetic… exquisite”

The Herald

£12 General Admission | £10 Concessions | £6 Under 16’s *

* We are offering a free carer/companion ticket for any disabled or wheelchair-user audience members throughout our shows this season. Please note that it is helpful if this is booked in advance via the WeGotTickets website, so that we can ensure that there is adequate accessible seating reserved on the day/night of the event.

Wheelchair access, or entry for people with a disability is available from the side entrance, by the Phoenix Café.

Tickets for our Spring/Summer 2024 events can also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Shop, Findhorn. These will be available for purchase from early March.

Please note that this is a seated event.

Universal Hall

The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
And The Birds Did Sing