• Cannongate Kirk (map)
  • 153 Canongate
  • Edinburgh, EH8 8BN
  • United Kingdom

An hour of pure delight. Haiku, the three-line, 17-syllable verse form invented in Japan, might not seem the most obvious to set to music. But with the wit of poets Alan Spence, Alexander McCall Smith and George Bruce, and music by John Maxwell Geddes, Martin Suckling, Tom Cunningham, Colin Suckling, and Louise Burnet, the combination works wonderfully. Professor Alan Spence introduces the programme which is performed by John-Anthony Graham (tenor), Stephen Adam (piano), and the Haiku Wind Quintet, a professional ensemble brought together for this special and unique event.