Long Gone Lonesome

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  • 19 January 2010
Long Gone Lonesome

Vicky Featherstone’s production for the National Theatre of Scotland reaches the end of its Scottish tour with a couple of performances at the Tron as part of Celtic Connections. Duncan McLean’s piece of musical theatre tells the story of Thomas Fraser, a Shetland fisherman who, inspired by his American blues heroes, recorded versions of their songs on the most rudimentary of equipment, through storytelling, music from the Lone Star Swing Band and improvisations.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 21 & Fri 22 Jan.

Long Gone Lonesome

Duncan McLean's new piece of musical theatre tells the story of the fascinating Thomas Fraser, a Shetland fisherman who, inspired by his American blues heroes, recorded his own versions of their songs on the most rudimentary of equipment and handed them out as gifts to close friends. Only after his untimely death did his…

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