THE cast of Scots Opera Project’s revival of the Celtic folk opera The Seal-Woman have landed on the shores of Perth ahead of their performance at this year’s Perth Festival of the Arts which kicks off on Thursday.

The Scots Opera Project makes its Perth Festival of the Arts debut, with Marjory Kennedy-Fraser’s and Granville Bantock’s Celtic folk opera, The Seal-Woman, based on the folk legend of the Selkie.

Born in Perth, co-writer Marjory Kennedy-Fraser CBE was a Scottish singer, composer and music teacher and supporter of women’s suffrage and pacifism. The opera, which was first performed in 1924, is inspired and created from songs of the Scottish Hebrides.

It features well-known Scottish favourites such as An Eriskay Love Lilt, The Seal-Woman’s Sea Joy and Sea Sounds.

This year’s festival will see Perth venues welcome internationally renowned (and Scottish) talent from across the worlds of music, arts and culture for a 10-day celebration.