the GEORGE MACKAY BROWN website
St Magnus Festival 2004
Orkney's prestigious midsummer celebration of
excellence in music, drama, literature and the visual arts.
~ new for 2004 ~
A Johnsmas Foy
rarely been more deeply moved. The words were transfigured by the music
and the music-makers. The midsummer of 1979 had been given a beauty that
had not existed in Orkney before."
George Mackay Brown
see below for Festival Book info
|GMB at Sea
NorthLink Ferries have recently introduced their new Orkney and Shetland fleet.
The Hamnavoe [Scrabster to Stromness] is lavishly decorated with GMB quotations etched on glass, captions to photographs, and the lounges and bars are named for Hawkfall, Greenvoe, Brinkie's Brae.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary in 2002, The Orcadian newspaper published a commemorative book with pictures and quotes from many of the celebrities who have performed at the festival over the years.
Magnus Festival - A Celebration
Compiled by Pam Beasant.
Designed by Iain Ashman.
Published by -
300 pages in full colour:
(A royalty is paid to the Festival on each copy sold)
further information click on the book cover
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