Music & Performance

Music features prominently at StAnza, with everything from classical to folk and pop to jazz contributing to the festive elements of free events as well as featuring in a range of ticketed shows. Musical performances present poetry combined with or set to music, look back at the great ballad or songwriting traditions of past centuries, or recognise poetry’s connection with contemporary song and the classics of the 20th century songbook. More recently we have also featured dance, storytelling and contemporary circus in the programme.

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Wed 1 March | 17:30 - 18:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

2017 Festival & Exhibitions Launch »

Our special guest launches the festival with a taster of poetry and music

Wed 1 March | 18:30 - 19:10 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 2 Foyer

Roll Over Atlantic »

The enterprise of Christopher Columbus re-imagined in verse and song

Wed 1 March | 19:30 - 21:00 | £9.50/£7.50 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Auditorium

St Leonards' folk band »

Music from St Leonards' folk band

Wed 1 March | 21:00 - 21:45 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Café Bar

Jazz Night at StAnza »

Jazz jam session with a spot for the occasional poem

Thu 2 March | 22:00 - 23:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Café Bar

Poetry Café: Paula Varjack »

Spice up your lunch with poetry from Paula Varjack

Sat 4 March | 13:00 - 13:50 | £6.50/£5.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Leasungspell »

An Anglo Saxon Fool's Tale: an epic journey through the wilds of the Dark Ages, with Bob Beagrie and friends

Sat 4 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | £5.00/£4.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sun 5 March | 12:00 - 14:00 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Loud Poets »

Spoken word and music the Loud Poets' way – prepare to cover your ears!

Sun 5 March | 17:00 - 18:00 | £6.00/£4.00 | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre

Poetry Theatre »

Poetry interventions

Sun 5 March | 18:15 - 19:15 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Festival Finale »

The festival ends with a musical send-off

Sun 5 March | 22:00 - 23:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Café Bar