Past event

Ocean Odyssey Free

To mark World Oceans Day, Museums, the School of Environment & Earth Sciences and the Laidlaw Music Centre are collaborating on an Ocean Odyssey around St Andrews.

Anyone can take part in the trail, discovering ocean-based music on their mobile devices by means of QR codes and encountering live musicians along the way. A great way to learn about the threats posed to our ocean and insights into what we can do to save it. 

Take part in our trail, listen to ocean-based pieces and enjoy live music at sites around St Andrews, each one a gateway to a threat posed to our ocean and an insight into what we can do to save it. Start by scanning the code outside the University shop and follow the trail from there.

All live performances will be socially distanced and will take place as follows:

Outside the Library: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Scott Gardiner (former Bothy Ballad World Champion)
Jonathan Kemp (guitar)
Songs of the Sea from Scotland and beyond

Spanish Gardens (The Scores): 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Brass Quartet
Music includes Handel's Water Music, traditional sea shanties and the theme from Titan

St Mary's Quad: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Richard Ingham (saxophone)
Robin Mason (cello)
Improvisations on Whale Song with a hint of sea shanties

Outside the Wardlaw Museum: 2pm, 3pm and 4pm,
Feargus Hetherington and Chris Stout (violins)
Music of the Northern Isles

Download your map in advance.

For more info, visit the Ocean Odyssey Facebook page.

All you need is a device to scan the QR codes to listen to the music, your ears, and suitable clothing as you make your journey around St Andrews.

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