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Published: 17 September 2016

By Andy Ross

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Jan Tait and the Bear

Last year I was very lucky to be part of an opera performance in Yell; Jan Tait and the Bear. 

The story of Jan Tait, the lawless murderer who tames a bear and brings it back to Shetland, is retold in the chamber opera by Emily Doolittle and Meilo So. And now the piece is coming to Glasgow!

On October 6th at 8:00pm and on the 8th October at 1:00pm, Ensemble Thing will be performing the piece at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow. It is suitable for young folk aged eight upwards and, having sung it, I can vouch for the wonderful music and witty take on the story. Have a look at the trailer that Meilo drew the illustrations for, and get tickets to see it if you can. You won't regret it, I am sure...

Picture copyright, and by Meilo So.