(3 Events – 1 Ticket – includes free drink & breakfast roll)
9.30: Briseadh na Cloiche: (film + discussion with writer John Murray)
Ceòl ’s Craic’s filmed theatrical production is an adaption of John Murray’s landmark Gaelic short story reinterpreted by playwright Iain Macrae and directed by Duncan MacDonald. It is delivered in partnership with MG ALBA and Creative Scotland.
10.30: An Leabhar Liath: The Light Blue Book, 500 years of the Erotic in Gaelic Verse.
Winner of the Donald Meek Award 2016, this collection of bawdy, erotic and transgressive Gaelic song and verse mines a long tradition back to the age of Ossian. ‘… Much works by innuendo rather than explicit detail … to balance the more risqué material we include some relatively gentle love poems.’ With Peter Mackay.
Peter Mackay is from Lewis. He is a lecturer at the University of St Andrews and is the author of Gu Leòr / Galore, From Another Island and Sorley MacLean. He is one of ten BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers.
11.30: Litreachas na Tìre (The Gaelic Landscape in Literature)
Travel in your mind to Duncan Bàn Macintyre’s Beinn Dòbhrain, Sorley Maclean’s Hallaig and the Caithness and Sutherland of Neil Gunn. Photographs, maps and place-names immerse us in the landscapes which songs, poems and tales have described over the ages. With John Murray.
John Murray is a former Director of Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh University his first book Reading the Gaelic Landscape was published in 2014.