By Michael John McCarthy and Martin O’Connor

‘The show will make you smile, laugh, feel moved but most of all put a tap in your foot and a song in your heart.’ *****  Edinburgh Reporter

Turntable started whenMichael John McCarthy and his Great Aunt Kathleen – 55 years his senior – connected over a stack of vinyl.  Since then the Turntable team have toured her record case around Scotland, inviting listeners of all ages to investigate its contents whilst reflecting on the importance of music in their lives.

Join Michael John at a Turntable performance exploring memory, identity, family and most importantly of all, the joy of music.

Future dates:

Saturday 3 November – Turntable at the National Museum Scotland

Turntable Pop-Up, 12:00 – 14:00 – Free drop-in

Turntable Performance, 14:30 – 15:30

Join Michael John McCarthy and special guest for a Turntable performance exploring memory, identity, family, and most importantly of all, the joy of music.
Booking essential – book here

Join us at our free Turntable  Pop-Up (part of Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival) between 2pm and 4pm at the venues below, to browse our records and pick your favourite track to share.
The Stove, Dumfries Fri 1 June
Thomas Tosh, Thornhill Sat 2 June

Creative team:

  • Michael John McCarthy – creator and performer
  • Martin O’Connor – co-creator and director
  • Rachel O’Neil – Designer & Collaborator
  • Matt Padden – Sound Design consultant
  • Nick Millar – Production Manager
  • Fi Johnston – Stage manager
  • Alice McGrath – Co-creator and Producer

Turntable at the Edinburgh Fringe

Turntable performed at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe as part of the Made in Scotland showcase.  The performances featured a different special guest each day.  We were delighted to welcome: Mark Thomas, Karine Polwart, Zinnie Harris, Victoria Lanata Briones, The Welcoming Association, Martin Creed, Jo Clifford and David Greig.