Rowan Rheingans tours her courageous new solo show ‘Dispatches on the Red Dress’ this Autumn, following her critically acclaimed debut at Edinburgh Fringe & celebrated debut solo album. Dispatches on the Red Dress won a Scotsman 'Fringe First' Award and Rowan was nominated for the Filipa Braganca award (Best Emerging Female Artist). She was also a shortlist winner of the Carol Tambor 'Best of Edinburgh' Award.
An intimate and adventurous exploration of memory, identity, joy, sorrow, trauma-recovery, war and waltzes, Dispatches on the Red Dress tells the true story of Rowan's German grandmother's youth in 1940's Germany. With genre-melding fluidity, Rowan weaves immersive storytelling around 10 new songs (Rowan won 'Best Original Track’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2016 for her song Mackerel) performed live with fiddle, banjo, guitar and subtly inventive use of pre-recorded sounds.