Hogmanay is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year. Its origins reach back to the celebration of the winter solstice, although the date has been changed to suit the Roman calendar. This year, because people were not able to come together physically, entertainment company, Underbelly, has shared its spectacular drone show online, in three parts. The visuals are accompanied by words by Scotland's poet laureate, Jackie Kay, and read by Scottish performers, including David Tennant, Siobhan Redmond, and Lorne MacFadyen, with music by Celtic electronic band Niteworks. Enjoy the show!


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  • joseph Purappanthanam

    very uplifting and inspiring.

  • Roselie Bambrey

    Sheer beauty of light, movement, and poetry. Stunning.

  • Kristine Flones

    exquisite. thank you

  • Jasvinder

    Simply magnificent and magical. Such creative use of drones. Unbelievable! 😊👌🏼💖

  • Nina Ann Bauer

    magnificent , just magnificent and innovative!!

  • Cindy

    The ingenuity! Amazing.

  • Rae Jean Blaschka

    the gentleness of the movement. thank you.

  • Roxi

    So, SO beautiful....I cried by the end! thank you! the loveliest celebration of a New Year by gently letting go of the other...

  • Gretchen

    The gentle movements, the soft guiding words, the quietly stated thoughts - amazing.

  • Sharon McMonagle

    The magnificence of the words, stary orbs & the music & the meaning behind it all. Words really can't describe the feeling of this video🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  • Iris Curteis

    the surprising delicacy of the images created by the drones - Jackie's beautiful and deeply moving poetry ... and then how these amazing people brought it all together. What a gift!

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  • Watch Fare Well in full and find out more about each part of Fare Well.
  • Watch Fly by Night, another spectacular art performance that lit up the sky above the East River in New York in 2016.
  • How might you re-imagine art as a way to mark the various celebrations in your life?

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