Kirsty Law’s Young Night Thought binds Scots folklore, song, film, artwork and dance in an exploration of the inner child. Driven by an extraordinary live band this show leads you across the threshold of the supernatural and back again. ’Weaves a dexterous path between the animated vocal mannerisms of Ani Di Franco and the wide open instrumentation of early Massive Attack’ (Acoustic Magazine). ‘Spellbinding’ (Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3, Late Junction).
Kirsty Law is an innovative Scots songmaker and singer based in Edinburgh. From a background learning from some of Scotland and Ireland’s great tradition bearers, she has gone on to compose her own conteporary material in a style dubbed by Record Collector magazine as ‘folk art-pop’.
She does this by drawing on the rich Scots tradition, often writing in a ‘patchwork’ style, layering and combining traditional and original melodies, poems and text.
Working with artists of different mediums is the lifeblood of her work – performing alongside poets, storytellers and sound artists as well as responding to the work of contemporary visual artists.
Her original songs have been played widely on national radio and even once mentioned in Scottish Parliament.
Part of the Made in Scotland showcase.