• Friday 27 October, 6–8pm (Doors open at 6pm. Performance from 6.30pm)
£6

Booking essential

This event is fully booked.

About

Join us to celebrate the premiere of a new music commission by Rachel Newton. In 2022, we commissioned the musician and composer to create a new body of music in response to the Gaelic-related artworks in the National collection. Focussing on iconic works by William McTaggart, Phoebe Anna Traquair, and John Duncan, Newton fuses original compositions for harp with new arrangements of traditional songs in this special performance of her new work Sealladh. Accompanied by Sally Simpson on viola.

Sealladh (noun): 1. Sight, spectacle, view 2. Compass of vision, extent to which one can see 3. Sight, eye-sight, power of vision 4. Look, cast of the eyes 5. Sight, glance, 6. Vision, dream 7. Supernatural sight.

To meet demand we are also offering an online live stream of the event. 

Image: Somhairle MacDonald

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
Accessibility

Gallery facilities

Detailed information on accessibility at the National Galleries of Scotland

Our partial Changing Places toilet has all of the facilities of a full Changing Places toilet, and though the floor area meets the overall size requirement (13.54m2 minimum), it is just a little too narrow to be classed as a full Changing Places toilet.

There are a limited number of small lockers available, but there is no space to store large items of luggage.

There is limited on street parking close by including for those with a blue badge. 

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Changing places toilet
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Café
  • Restaurant
Getting here

Getting here

The National can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

Venue map
  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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