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Whistle My Lad II


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Whistle My Lad II


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The SYNOPSIS

Agnes West, a young fisher-girl from the tiny isolated village of Crovie on the Scottish Banffshire Coast, has a profound secret – a natural gift and she hides this exceptional ability from her friends, family and the rest of the community.

During the long hot summer of 1912 a young enthusiastic teacher arrives in the village. When she discovers Agnes’s extraordinary academic powers she begs

Agnes’ father to let her go to University and go on to great things. However Duncan West pays no attention to the teacher as he has other plans for his daughter. Without Agnes’ knowledge, Duncan has Agnes secretly betrothed to a local fisher-lad thus dashing her dreams of going to University. When her betrothal is publicly announced she decides to run away with her forbidden love - Fraser Wiseman – but the path to freedom isn’t quite as simple as it appears.

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Whistle my lad


(The Original) - 2014

Whistle my lad


(The Original) - 2014

"A BEAUTIFUL AND EVOCATIVE FILM, A MINI TRIUMPH" - Herald Scotland

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Synopsis


In late summer 1911, Agnes West (15) the daughter of a successful fisherman from the isolated village of Pennan in the North East of Scotland, falls in love with Fraser the son of a rival skipper. The two fathers have been feuding over ‘fishing wars’ and haven’t spoken for many years. From a chance meeting outside her cottage on the sea-shore, they fall deeply in love and defy their fathers. Seeking sanctuary in a local sea cave, away from the prying eyes of family and villagers, the relationship is sealed in the mix of young love and fear. When Fraser’s father discovers his son has been seeing his rival’s daughter their tryst must cease. With defiance and unerring love, they decide to run away from their repressive village life. Will Agnes’ actions lead to freedom with Fraser or will the brewing storm end their love?

Synopsis


In late summer 1911, Agnes West (15) the daughter of a successful fisherman from the isolated village of Pennan in the North East of Scotland, falls in love with Fraser the son of a rival skipper. The two fathers have been feuding over ‘fishing wars’ and haven’t spoken for many years. From a chance meeting outside her cottage on the sea-shore, they fall deeply in love and defy their fathers. Seeking sanctuary in a local sea cave, away from the prying eyes of family and villagers, the relationship is sealed in the mix of young love and fear. When Fraser’s father discovers his son has been seeing his rival’s daughter their tryst must cease. With defiance and unerring love, they decide to run away from their repressive village life. Will Agnes’ actions lead to freedom with Fraser or will the brewing storm end their love?

THE TALENT

Ewan Stewart

(Duncan West)

Ewan brings gravitas to the production from his extensive stage, screen and TV career. He is perhaps best known for playing First Officer Murdoch in the Oscar winning film ‘Titanic’ and as Daniel Gordon in ‘Young Adam’ alongside Ewan McGregor. He has also starred in the RSC’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Shakespeare’s Globe and ‘Beautiful Burnout’ for the National Theatre of Scotland. Ewan takes the challenging role of Agnes’ father Duncan West.

Christy Robinson

(Agnes West)

This is Christy’s debut in front of the camera. From when she first attended the Aberdeen auditions the team knew she was the right actress for this role. Christy brings a maturity to the character while showing how young and vulnerable Agnes really is. When paired with Andrew on screen their love for one another is palpable.

Andrew Cameron

(Fraser Wiseman)

Andrew studied Acting and Performing at Aberdeen College. He is a talented actor who has performed mainly on stage and his portrayal of Fraser in the auditions won him over with the whole team. Andrew portrays Fraser as a strong-willed young man conflicted by his father’s bitter rivalry with the Wests, but when the two are together he cannot help being overwhelmed by love.

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The Music


The Music


Whistle My Lad is privileged to have the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, one of the world’s foremost symphony orchestras, performing the original film score written by John Logan. Throughout its proud history, the Orchestra has played an important part in Scotland’s musical life, including performing at the opening ceremony of the Scottish Parliament building in 2004. Many illustrious conductors have contributed to its success, including Walter Susskind, Sir Alexander Gibson, Bryden Thomson, Conductor Laureate Neeme Järvi and Stéphane Denève. The renowned conductor, Peter Oundjian, is the RSNO’s current Musical Director. The Orchestra has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its recordings, receiving the Diapason d’Or de l’Année for Symphonic Music (Denève/ Roussel 2007) and eight Grammy Awards nominations over the last decade.

John Logan

Whistle My Lad has commissioned John Logan for his superb and natural talent to compose cinema scores, melding traditional rich orchestral sounds with Scottish folk music. He has worked with modern-day Scottish folk ‘greats’ such as Dougie MacLean, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain along with many of the UK’s top orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and a 17-year tenure as Associate Principal Horn with the RSNO. As well as recently being appointed as Head of Brass at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, John is kept busy as a conductor and arranger and has a special interest in bringing the world of Folk and traditional music together with the Symphony Orchestra. His music in Whistle My Lad will both delight and haunt you long after the movie has finished.

Phil Cunningham

Whistle My Lad is honoured to have the Scottish folk virtuoso Phil Cunningham playing the accordion throughout the sound-track and complementing the RSNO. The accordion is one of the central instruments in John Logan’s score and is both overlaid on the full orchestra and provides haunting solo melodies.

Linn Records

As recording engineers of choice for the Whistle My Lad project, Linn Records are recognised to be one of the best in the world. An ‘audiophile’ label, they have worked on various prestigious projects with both John Logan and the RSNO. This partnership ensured that Whistle My Lad has the best possible recording of this wonderful sound track.

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The Trailer


The Trailer