Words: Caitlin Finnerty
Songs From The Last Page, a musical masterpiece by acclaimed composer and songwriter Gareth Williams, brings to life the final pages of Scottish literature through a captivating performance. This unique blend of ‘literary chamber pop’ transforms iconic literary farewells into enchanting original songs, celebrating the diversity of Scottish storytellers.
With the accompaniment of violin, cello, and piano, this musical journey is led by Irish singer Gareth Williams who lends his charming twang to the melodies. The show’s central question, ‘does the story have to end?’, creates a gentle, almost bedtime-story ambiance, captivating the audience with its evocative ambiance.
Williams skilfully celebrates Scottish literature, demonstrating their highly imaginative, creative, and inspiring prowess. The performance is not just a musical display, but an invitation to explore one’s creative depths. By breathing new life into well-loved stories, he uncovers the extraordinary within the ordinary, delivering a resounding celebration of creativity itself.
Songs From The Last Page is a must-see, leaving the audience moved, inspired, and perhaps even motivated to craft their own compositions. This show is a testament to artists in their element, showcasing their exceptional storytelling skills and leaving a mark on all fortunate enough to experience its magic.
Songs from the Last Page
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Netherbow Theatre