Far, Far From Ypres
- Scottish Tour 2018
A Scotsman's journey to The Western Front in WW1
Songs of the time: recruitment, training, marching, trench, home, women's, music hall, plus contemporary and poetry.
The Far, Far From Ypres stage show, produced by Ian McCalman and with a huge cast of performers, will tour Scotland in 2018.
The concert is narrated by BBC Radio Scotland presenter Iain Anderson and has attracted some of the leading lights in the folk scene. Those joining the Scotland 2018 tour will include Barbara Dickson, Siobhan Miller, Mairi MacInnes, Dick Gaughan, Ian McCalman, Iain Anderson, Professor Gary West, Stephen Quigg, Ian Bruce, Sangsters and other well-known faces in the Scottish folk scene. Peter Heywood operates the overhead slide projection.
Of the 700,000 Scots who joined the forces, more than 100,000 died. Nearly every village, city and town in Scotland has some form of memorial displaying the names of their war dead.
WW100 Scotland aims to inform people about Scotland's unique contribution to World War One and help them discover the effects of the war on their local communities and its lasting impact on life in Scotland today.
WW100 is proud to launch the centenary commemorative tour of this acclaimed multimedia production Far, Far From Ypres, with our partners Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland. World War One music and songs from a Scottish perspective.
Wednesday 29th August - Corran Halls, Oban
Friday 31st August - Aros Centre, Portree, Skye
Saturday 1st September - Village Hall, Ullapool
Sunday 7th October - Whitehall Theatre, Dundee
Sunday 14th October - Albert Halls, Stirling
Sunday 21th October - Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Sunday 28th October - Theatre Royal, Dumfries
Sunday 11th November - Usher Hall, Edinburgh