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EIBF 2019: 365 stories, each with a tune

  • The New York Times Main Theatre Edinburgh International Book Festival Charlotte Square Gardens Edinburgh EH2 4DR (map)

Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019. For the full programme, please visit

In 2013, James Robertson wrote a story every day of the year, each 365 words long. Then, Scottish fiddler Aidan O’Rourke wrote a tune a day as a musical response. 2019 marks the next chapter: O’Rourke launches Volume 2 of the music; the trio created a new commission for the New Music Biennial; and EIBF launch an ambitious installation collecting all the voices and songs, which you can experience in the Bookshop on George Street before it tours the country. Join the creators of 365 Stories to hear their extraordinary work.

Commissioned by the PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial. Event supported by Binks Trust.

Tickets are £12/£10 concession, and are available from the EIBF event page here.

Voyage of Intent: Sonnets and Essays from the Scottish Parliament by James Robertson

Earlier Event: 10 August
Hugh MacDiarmid: A Celebration
Later Event: 11 August
Oor Big Braw Cosmos