A Mother’s Song

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland / American Music Theatre Project
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

★★★★ “hugely impressive in its exploration of complex themes… a musical of considerable depth and power… a beautiful and deeply personal work of theatre”

(Broadway Baby)

★★★★ “It is as refreshing as it is heartbreaking… Finn Anderson’s creation is rare in that it allows its folk music to be more than pretty. It’s percussive, visceral, and passionate… an important show”

(Musical Theatre Review)

"a moving and powerful tale"

(Radio Summerhall)


Three remarkable women at different times in history but each on the verge of motherhood, find connection through the traditional ballad songs passed down their family tree. These songs have travelled across lands and oceans, from Scotland, through Northern Ireland and into the Appalachian mountains. And in modern-day New York, Sarah's rediscovery of these songs and the family stories embedded within them, help guide her through events and decisions that have the potential to change her life forever. A new musical featuring a contemporary folk score and a cast of actor-musicians.

A Mother's Song was originally commissioned by the American Music Theatre Project (Northwestern University) and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018. 

Story - Finn Anderson & Tania Azevedo
Book, Music & Lyrics - Finn Anderson
Director - Tania Azevedo



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