World PremierGranted; we are but songbirds.Though Nature has charged us wi a task Tae cerry forward these forgotten wurds,An were duty bound, alas.Findhorn Bay Arts presents a new promenade adaptation of The Buke of the Howlat, a 15th century epic Older Scots poem by Richard Holland written at Darnaway Estate, Moray.The show begins at dusk as four songbirds gather amidst the trees to celebrate the poet, and his patrons the Douglas family, with comic disagreement and beautiful harmonies. Follow them on an outdoor musical adventure around the woods as they transform into different characters and tell you all about the Howlat (a young owl) who believes himself to be ugly and blames Mother Nature for his misfortune.Under the stars well join the Howlat to see the Peacock-Pope, head of the forest, and his summoning of the great birds to hear the Howlats plea. But it becomes clear that Mother Nature has had a plan all along...A team of actor-musicians, a choir and a community cast featuring talented young people, work with an award-winning creative team to bring you this very old and very local story of wealth, power and creativity.Kresanna Aigner Creative ProducerRanald McArthur Original Music / Music DirectorBecky Minto DesignerGraeme Roger Projection DesignerRuby Worth Movement DirectorProduced and created by Findhorn Bay Arts.Suitable for all ages but not recommended for under 8s. Although in Scots the play has been written for modern audiences and you wont need to bring a translator!This is an open-air event so please dress appropriately. Wear sturdy footwear and dress for all weather. Pack your waterproofs rather than an umbrella as it may obstruct someones view! Audience walks with cast during this one hour promenade performance.Resting/sitting places provided throughout but this is not a seated performance.If you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility call the Festival Box Office to arrange a site visit ahead of the performance.The Buke of the Howlat is supported by the Year of Young People Event Fund, managed by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland's Events Directorate.