Trailer for The Boy and the Bunnet at the Edinburgh Fringe 2013.

An original and ground-breaking project developed by an award-winning team, The Boy & The Bunnet brings together traditional music with lyrical story-telling in both Scots and Gaelic to create an rich media adventure for children from 7 to 12 years old. 

With words by the award-winning writer, James Robertson and music by James Ross, one of Scotland's foremost pianists and composers - the project is a truly magical experience for all the family......

Project Credits

  • Created by:
  • Words by James Robertson
  • Music by James Ross
  • Gaelic by Aonghas MacNeacail
  • Illustrations by Jojo Norris
  • Produced by Bryan Beattie
  • Performed by:
  • James Ross on Piano
  • Fraser Fifield on Pipes & Whistle
  • Corinna Hewat on Clarsach
  • Patsy Reid on Fiddle
  • Neil Johnstone on Cello
  • Angus Lyon on Accordion
  • Signy Jakobsdottir on Percussion
  • Gerda Stevenson as the Narrator

What the press said

The Sunday Herald 

The Sunday Herald 

Writer James Robertson has woven a selkie, majestic stag and mysterious woodland beast into his colourful Scots narrative, adding just the right amount of peril to keep young minds hooked, but not fearful.
— The Scotsman

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The Boy and the Bunnet website has activities, music, videos and teachers resources to help everyone get the most from this wonderful tale.

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