The Bard is not dead!

The Bard is not dead! compares the voices of two poets central to Scottish and Russian literature, respectively: the mediaeval bard Thomas the Rhymer and his probable descendant the great Russian poet Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov. Apart from their possible genetic relatedness (Thomas the Rhymer’s surname was Learmonth, as was that of Lermontov’s known Scottish ancestor George Learmonth), the two poets both had a distinctively prophetic approach to their oeuvre.

Sail of Destiny Festival, Pyatigorsk, 13-19 October 2020

Sail of Destiny Festival, Pyatigorsk, 13-19 October 2020

Orchestral score of Жив поэт! | The Bard is not Dead! – presentation at \"Sail of Destiny\" ...
Rhyming Thomas & the Faery Queen | Томас Рифмач и Королева эльфов

Rhyming Thomas & the Faery Queen | Томас Рифмач и Королева эльфов

Rhyming Thomas & the Faery Queen ‘Twas at the breaking of the day As wandered I in heartsome ...

Musical interpretation of Lermontov’s poems ‘Ossian’s Tomb’ and ‘Yearning’ (in original Russian)

Thomas Beavitt performing his musical arrangements of Lermontov’s poems Ossian’s(Гроб Ос ...
Rhyming Thomas & the Faery Queen

Rhyming Thomas & the Faery Queen

Modern Scots-English version of the story of Thomas the Rhymer based on four 15th century Middle ...