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“Fieldwork is essentially about hearing stories. We need stories.
They help us understand ourselves and each other a bit better.”

Annabel Kershaw
Composer/The Mariner's Daughter

Sand and pebble on beach


Welcome to the website for The Mariner’s Daughter project! This is where you’ll find all the information about the project as it evolves over the coming year.


The Mariner’s Daughter is a new live music project, combining elements of fieldwork and new music to tell the stories of women connected to the North Sea.  


Watch our new introductory video to find out more!



Since January 2024 composer Annabel Kershaw has been immersed in the world of fieldwork, travelling to meet with women based around the coast of Northeast Scotland to talk with them about their experiences and perspectives.
Over summer 2024, we will be launching our Stories section of the website.


Here, you’ll be able to read more about the fieldwork interviews and have a glimpse into the inspiring real life stories that have shaped the musical score.



The music for this project is being created now!


With a planned development weekend for the whole ensemble to meet for the first time in June 2024, we’re really excited to share more about the creative process, as we bring this new work together over the coming months. 



We are really thrilled to be working with Sound Festival, who have co-commissioned The Mariner's Daughter, and Findhorn Bay Festival to bring this piece to audiences later this year.  


We will be releasing information about our performances soon. Please join our mailing list and follow us on socials for updates!

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