Turntable

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, Hawthornden Court

Turntable invites listeners of all ages to pick a track to share and engage in a one-to-one conversation with a Turntable host on the importance of music in their lives.

Turntable started when Michael 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.

Turntable Performance, 14:30 – 15:30, Auditorium, Level 1

Join Michael John McCarthy and special guest Jackie Kay for a Turntable performance exploring memory, identity, family, and most importantly of all, the joy of music. Jackie Kay MBE is Chancellor of the University of Salford and Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University. Jackie Kay was named Scots Makar—the National Poet for Scotland—in March 2016. Tickets £6 / £5 NMS Members. Booking essential – book here

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.

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