To Sweden and Back Again with Alexander McCall Smith

Date Published: 24th November 2022

A visit to Sweden Alexander has just returned from a visit to Sweden. A series of poems he wrote on the subject of trees has been used by a group of young composers as the basis for various compositions. The composers were all senior students of the Lilla Academien, Sweden’s most distinguished school for musically […]

Ninian’s Gift – A Musical Delight

Date Published: 30th September 2020

The world premiere of the quite beautiful  ‘Ninian’s Gift’, composed by Tom Cunningham with words by our own Alexander McCall Smith, has taken place online as part of the Wigtown Book Festival. ‘Ninian’s Gift’ reflects on the lives of early Scottish saints, including St Ninian who came by sea to Whithorn in the 4th century. Some […]

Musical Memories with Alexander McCall Smith & Sally Magnusson feat. the Really Terrible Orchestra (Glasgow, UK)

Date: 1 June 2019
Venue: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Time: 7.45pm

A fabulous evening of entertainment, laughter and chat with Alexander McCall Smith and Sally Magnusson with The Really Terrible Orchestra.