Journey to the Isles

Sun May 05 2024 at 06:00 pm to 07:30 pm

43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR Edinburgh, United Kingdom | Edinburgh

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Publisher/HostScottish Storytelling Centre
Journey to the Isles
Part of Tradfest 2024
A mesmerising glimpse into the landscapes, folktales and songs that inspired one of Scotland's great early collectors of traditional arts.
Marjory Kennedy-Fraser began collecting Hebridean songs in 1905, fired by a desire to preserve and celebrate the musical riches of the islands' people. These disarming films provide a snapshot of her work and the culture of the people she devoted her life to studying, all the while revealing the warmth of her personality and her passion for the rugged beauty of the Hebrides.
Joining us on this journey to the Isles will be acclaimed storyteller and musician Marion Kenny and award-winning musician, singer and songwriter Mairi Campbell. Weaving together words, music and song alongside Kennedy-Fraser's enchanting films, Marion and Mairi will conjure the sounds and landscapes captured by this key figure of Scotland's Celtic Revival.
Screening material courtesy of National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. Part of the Folk Film Gathering 2024.

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