LEGACY: A Mother's Song is a new musical commissioned by the American Music Theatre Project (Northwestern University) and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Story by Finn Anderson & Tania Azevedo
Book, music & lyrics by Finn Anderson
Director by Tania Azevedo
ASSEMBLY, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2018
Down the line the blood runs hot. Full of fire, a heart is a vessel
Down the line the blood runs red. Strong of will, a head full of courage
Three remarkable women at different times in history but each on the verge of motherhood, find connection through the traditional ballad songs passed down their family tree. These songs have travelled across lands and oceans, from Scotland, through Northern Ireland and into the Appalachian mountains. And in modern-day New York, Sarah's rediscovery of these songs and the family stories embedded within them, help guide her through events and decisions that have the potential to change her life forever. A new musical featuring a contemporary folk score and a cast of actor-musicians.