Fèis Weekend - Sunday Line-up
Textiles in the Highlands w/Debbie Livingston-Lowe
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Textiles in the Highlands Workshop. Please join Deborah as she guides us through a look at historical weaving and looming textiles.
Deborah Livingston-Lowe has been involved in many aspects of textiles, both practical and academic, for about 30 years. Her early interest in handloom weaving and spinning grew into historic weaving, historical research, textile conservation and restoration. Her work in textiles continues to be multidisciplinary as she works with designers to create textiles for fashion and interiors, with museums to reproduce textiles and provide consultation for their collection and research into the production and consumption of hand woven cloth in 19th century Ontario.
Bàrdachd baile: Village verse & Song Workshop with Gìllebrìde MacIllemhaoil
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Bàrdachd baile: Village verse - The story of 20th century Scottish Gaelic traditional poetry, followed by a workshop learning some of the songs mentioned in the lecture.
Gìllebrìde MacIllemhaoil / Gillebride MacMillan is from the Milton in South Uist. He comes from a family with a strong Gaelic background. Gaelic is his first language and Gaelic songs and traditions were always an important part of family life. Gillebrìde stars as Gwyllyn the Bard in Starz Outlander where he regales those in Castle Leoch with traditional Gaelic songs and tales. In Starz Outlander, Gillebrìde sings traditional songs and a song specially composed by Bear McCreary. ‘Air Fòrladh / On Leave’ is Gillebrìde’s second CD. His first ‘Thogainn Ort Fonn!’ was released in 2005 and he has also sung on CD with ‘Na Seòid’ and on ‘Home to Argyll’ – a collection of the songs of Ethel McCallum.