Dram drama comes to Glen Scotia

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Navigate the Blood is a spirited modern opera playing at distilleries around Scotland.

Following two sold-out standing ovation performances, at The Glasgow Distillery, the unique show, featuring top indie-folk band Admiral Fallow, opens for one performance only tonight at Glen Scotia.

The opera was composed by Admiral Fallow and Gareth Williams, with a libretto by Sian Evans, is directed by James Robert Carson, conducted by Christopher Swaffer and designed by Alice Hebdon.

The story is set in a small family distillery and is about a couple whose son has disappeared in mysterious circumstances.

A meeting between Liam Hughes, co-founder of Glasgow Distillery, and composer Gareth Williams, who both grew up in Armagh, laid the foundations for one of the industry’s most unusual collaborations.

The two were intrigued by Gareth’s previous work, The Sloans Opera, which journeys through the Glasgow landmark Sloans bar; and the parallels with Liam’s work at Glasgow Distillery.

From that conversation, The Distilling Project, which would later become Navigate The Blood, was born.

Islay’s Ardnahoe Distillery will host the event at Ballygrant Hall at 3pm on Sunday.