Fuaran nan Eilean

Stevenson, A. (Presenter)

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Description

Fuaran nan Eilean – Spring of the Islands is a special collaboration between the University of the Highlands and Islands and Fèisean nan Gàidheal, the umbrella association of fèisean in Scotland. Fuaran nan Eilean will showcase and celebrate Gaelic song and instrumental music from the islands - old and new – with performances from up-and-coming young traditional musicians studying at Lews Castle College on the University of the Highlands and Island’s flagship Applied Music degree and Gaelic singers from Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s innovative heritage project Fuaran. This unique showcase will also include a performance of Suite Uist, a new piece of music from course director, fiddler and composer Anna-Wendy Stevenson which celebrates the achievements and innovations of 15 years of traditional music education at Lews Castle College in Benbecula. Fuaran nan Eilean features Robbie Greig (fiddle, voice), Jamie MacDonald (fiddle, voice), Anna MacDonald (clarsach, voice), Ceitlin Smith (voice), Christian Gamauf (pipes), Cameron Grant (guitar), Megan MacDonald (accordion), Rachel Harris (flute), Simon Bradley (viola), and Anna-Wendy Stevenson (fiddle).
Period9 Oct 2016 - 17 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • collaboration
  • research
  • Gaelic language
  • diaspora
  • composition
  • creativity
  • outreach
  • education