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CoastWord Coorie in

  • Festival Hub Dunmuir Hotel Dunbar, East Lothian Scotland (map)

A spectacular finale to our first day! Join us as we showcase work from our Coastword residencies with songmaker Kirsty Law, accompanied by her full band; award-winning film-maker, singer- songwriter and performer  Roxanna Vilk, and singer-songwriter Karen Dietz, accompanied by some other well-kent faces!

Kirsty Law joins us fresh from touring her spellbinding new album Young Night Thought, and will also be showcasing work from her residency with us; Roxanna Vilk’s music accompanied by dancers and films, inspired by her time with us in Dunbar will intersperse the night; and Karen Dietz and friends offer a delicious mix of spoken word, song and more!

Kirsty Law is an innovative Scottish singer and songmaker who draws on Scots musical traditions whilst collaborating with artists of different mediums. Her latest album project Young Night Thought is an audiovisual exploration of the 'inner child' concept through folklore song and film. Working with Kirsty on this exciting venture are filmmaker Daniel Warren, painter Kirsty Whiten and record producer Ben Seal. 


Next up, Roxana Vilk, an award winning British/Iranian filmmaker, artist, singer, writer and performer. She has created work for BBC World, BBC2, BBC Persian, AlJazeera English, MTV World, Amnesty International, British Council, COmmonwealth Games and Literature Without Borders to name a few.

She has won several awards, most recently 2nd Prox Du Jury at Cannes Art Film Festival in 2017 and Best Artist Award at London Renaissance Film Festival; Best Music Video at California International Shorts Festival and Asbury Music Festival


Finally we are joined by Karen Dietz and Friends in a celebration of her residency over the last year.  Karen has been Musical/Artistic Director of Loud & Proud, Scotland’s LGBT choir, since it was formed in 2005, and leads community choirs in Dunbar and North Berwick. She leads one-off and weekend workshops, and her work with groups includes Edinburgh’s Wildfire women’s choir, Birnam’s Just Singin’, Turtle Dove Singing Camps, Folk Camps Society, Citizens Advice Bureau (Yes, really!), and East Lothian Council employees lunch hour choir.

Karen will be joined by her friends: 
The Wee Harbour Grudges
Fi Robertson and Neil Squires
Gracie Brill
Richard Klein
Carey Lunan & John Hardman
Hannah Lavery
Jo Gibson
The Sunday Night Tunes Gang