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Jackdaws and Other Friends - Book Launch & Concert at Fingask Castle

Jackdaws and Other Friends - Book Launch & Concert at Fingask Castle

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Fingask Castle

Fingask Castle

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PERTH

PH2 7SA

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Birds at Fingask Castle during Lockdown 2020 – 2021

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Book Launch of "Jackdaws and Other Friends", followed by a one hour performance of birdsong-inspired music from 1668 to the present day by The Conference of Birds

In "Jackdaws and Other Friends" Andrew Murray Threipland guides the reader on a tour of the grounds of Fingask in the company of ornithologist/composer Peter Cowdrey, telling how a dawn birdsong walk during lockdown led to unexpected discoveries about Fingask's landscape and history. The book is Illustrated with previously unpublished ornithological sketches by the great Scottish artist Donald Watson. The book also includes poems about birds illustrated by Katya Gerasimova Bosky, Allan Goodwillie, Xenia Kravchenko, Mungo McCosh, Lizzie McDougall, Sasha Mizikova and Eugenie Vronskaya.

This delightful A5 volume will be an essential companion for walks around Fingask, and also an engaging journey into what lies behind the landscape of a small Scottish estate. Profits from sales will go to two charities- Watson Birds (watsonbirds.org) and Planet Birdsong (www.planetbirdsong.org)

19.30pm PERFORMANCE

The internationally renowned group The Conference of Birds (www.theconferenceofbirds.com) led by Peter Cowdrey, will then lead us on a magical birdsong-inspired musical tour from the baroque (Vivaldi and Couperin) to their own original compositions and improvisations based on familiar birdsongs.

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