Struileag

Are you Scot or a descendant of one? If so this might be for you! Massive outreach project.

Culminating in an international large scale event, Struileag is a forward looking, multi-faceted, culturally ambitious project that will reach out around the world to the people of the Gaelic Diaspora, in an inspiring and poignant exploration of the collective, experiences and aspirations of the Gael.

Struileag brings specially commissioned poetry, music and song together with film in an internationally streamed show that explores the universal links between language and culture. It will be surprising, magical, and revelatory, and above all it will be brave.

Incorporating 15 musicians, 8 singers and an internationally raised youth orchestra the 2014 Show will push the boundaries of culture and style to create a nationally significant highlight of the year of Homecoming 2014.

Extensive community engagement will form a substantial cornerstone of the project which will deliver poetry competitions, talks & discussions, concerts, workshops and finally an international touring show. There will be a lasting legacy in the form of a book of poetry and song, a commercially available recording, a DVD and a film.

An Sgioba / Artistic Team

Jim Sutherland – Artistic Director / Composer www.jimsutherland.uk.com
Kevin MacNeil – Director of Poetry http://www.kevinmacneil.com/
Dan Ayling – Director of Show http://www.danayling.com/
Douglas McKinnon – Director of Film http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0533559/

 

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  1. Gordon Blair says:

    The fiddlers who attend Cowal fiddle workshop and go to the Gaelic unit in sandbank primary school will be fully supportive, hopefully not just restricted to Gaelic medium get all of our young talent throughout Scotland to come and experience their culture. In the words of Wendy
    “bring it on” , you might even get more than a few buddies from Paisley joining in too!

    HAving enjoyed the local initiatives at the last homecoming this will be brill , every success for this!

  2. Claire in Cambodia says:

    It sounds great – how do we get involved though?

    1. bellacaledonia says:

      Hi Claire, probably best via the Facebookpage: http://www.facebook.com/Struileag.ShoreToShore AND VIA Jim Sutherland: contact.jim@jimsutherland.uk.com

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