Black Year

Craig Peebles in association with Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) By Craig Peebles
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A brand new Scottish musical exploring themes of grief, anxiety and depression. Presented through song, spoken word and live score for classical ensemble, Black Year follows the journey of four otherwise unconnected strangers, unified by loss.

Reflecting feelings of nostalgia, love, confusion, anger and hope, Black Year is a visceral study of grief and its affects on mental health. Asking; Do we ever really ‘get over’ grief or do we simply get on with it?

Performed for the first time as part of the 2020 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), the semi-autobiographical Black Year was created and composed by Craig Peebles as a living memorial to a beloved father.

This show is taking part in our £1 Ticket project.

Image: Ewan Allan/Craig Peebles


  • Writer & ComposerCraig Peebles
  • Production ManagerEwan Allan
  • Musical DirectorTom Irvine

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  • Post-show discussion


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