‘A Daurk Maiter’
Was over in Motherwell yesterday evening - at the North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre - to see a performance of a play by Martin Travers and performed by students from New College, Lanarkshire ...
... ‘A Daurk Maiter’ is written in Scots and focuses on nineteenth century poets in Lanarkshire - set against the looming shadow of the Udston Mining Disaster in Hamilton in 1887; and at its heart is the blossoming but doomed love affair between working class poets Rose Ellen Ballantyne and Charlie Carmichael.
It was a really wonderful production, and all-credit to the student performers, who really brought the story to life :-)
The snap (apologies for the lack of good focus!) is of an Airdrie poem that was on display in the Heritage Centre - reminded me of an earlier poetry collection I bought a few years ago!