Torphichen Midsummer Nights Festival
The Spooky Mens Chorale is a vast, rumbling, steam powered and black clad behemoth, seemingly accidentally capable of rendering audiences moist eyed with mute appreciation or haplessly gurgling with merriment. Based on the twin pillars of grand foolishness and the quest for the perfect subwoofer-rattling boofchord, the Spooky Men seek to commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male armed only with their voices, a sly collection of hats and facial hair, and a twinkle in the eye.
In live performance, the Spooky Men draw on a combination of musical and theatrical values which are elusive and multifarious. Notable themes and antecedents include Georgian male polyphony, a running joke on man as a vast, oblivious useless object, whispers of clown, bouffon and Monty Python, and forays into massively pleasurable grunting tribalism. The audience are invited to first joyously endure a wall of mansound, then laugh stupidly, then venture into areas of great tenderness. It is ideally not so much comedic as hilarious, not so much shimmeringly perfect as human in a very deeply resonant way.
Torphichen Kirk provides a unique and intimate setting where you experience the music close-up. Interval refreshments are served in the atmospheric Torphichen Preceptory which adds to the ambiance of this special evening.
Doors open at 6.30 and the concert starts at 7.00.
Torphichen Kirk (View)
Torphichen EH48 4LZ
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|