Cultural Connections presents An Audience with Mr and Mrs Andrew Carnegie, a drama with live music based on the life of the Dunfermline born businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Alan Reid (ex Battlefield Band ) plays Carnegie, with Dave Dewar, Craigie Folk Club joint organiser, playing the part of the interviewer. Singer and actor Elaine Graham plays Mrs Carnegie.
Andrew Carnegie was born into a humble background in Dunfermline, his father a local hand loom weaver. The family emigrated to America when Andrew was aged 12. By 35 he was a millionaire, and by aged 65 when he sold Carnegie Steel, he was the richest man in the world. He then gave away his wealth.
His story is not without a dark side, as his labour relations practices were shocking by present day standards.
Tour dates are:
Dunoon Library Wednesday 25 November 7.30 pm
Oban Library Thursday 26 November 7.30pm
Ewart Library Dumfries Friday 27 November 7.30pm
Carnegie Hall Annexe Dunfermline Saturday 28 November 7.30pm
As these venues have a small capacity, advance booking for all shows is essential. Cultural Connections promotes Scottish Traditional Music and Scottish History. See website for more information www.cultural-connections.co.uk