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Sunday 23rd October
Coronation Park, Port Glasgow 12:30pm
Cowan’s Corner Clyde Sq, Greenock 2:30pm
25 mins | Free


Strawboys is a vibrant and energetic outdoor pop-up performance, blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary dance and music.

Featuring luminous straw dancers whirling to Balkan-inspired beats, the work is a unique spin on the cultural tradition of ‘The Strawboys’, also known as Mummers, Guisers, Burdie Boys and Skekklers; identified by their ornate straw costumes while out rambling streets, fields, towns and parks, parading their merriment to the
joy of onlookers.

Composers Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris infuse lively Balkan vibes to match the colour-popping costumes and woven masks of Costume Designer Alison Brown.


In the event of Wet Weather join us for an indoor version of the performance at Well Park Mid-Kirk, Greenock at 2.30pm.



Choreography & Direction: Rob Heaslip
Choreography & Performance: Amy Robertson, Jorja Follina, Molly Danter Scott, Malcolm Sutherland
Composers: Zoe Katsilerou & Eilon Morris
Costume Designer & Wardrobe Supervisor: Alison Brown
Wardrobe Team: Cleo McCabe, Zoë Beth Murdoch, Caragh Veitch Philip, Ruth Main, Catherine Rose Elliott, Hilary Haman, Lise Bech
Textile Designer: Lorna Brown at Blessed Unrest
Producer: Helen McIntosh
Production Manager: Fi Fraser
Digital & PR Manager: Karen Steel
With thanks to: Ewen Balfour
Strawboys is supported by Creative Scotland.

Part of Feral Galoshans Festival Takeover Programme

Galoshans Festival is funded by Creative Scotland and Event Scotland. Lead Festival Partners include: RIG Arts,
CVS Inverclyde, Beacon Art Centre, Magic Torch and Trancnd.

Image credit: Strawboys by Rob Heaslip photographed by Amy Sinead Photography.

For detailed access information on each event and location, download the Galoshans Festival Access Information below.

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