Atlas Arts




A Work for the North Atlantic // Singing for the Sea – Closing

Photo of Hector MacInnes performing with his guitar at the closing event

Photo of Hector MacInnes performing at the closing event

01 October 2016

1.00 - 4.30pm

Skye Sailing Club, Scorrybreac Boathouse, Portree

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Join us for your last chance to see the installation of Singing for the Sea by Bethan Huws in the Skye Sailing Club with a free afternoon of music, poetry, workshops and a BBQ!

Pop along or stay for the full afternoon!

Full Programme:

1.00pm   pipers Frieda and Dougal McKiggan, both part of Skye Pipe Band, perform sea-themed songs

1.35pm   singer and artist Siôn Parkinson performs a selection of songs that together intone a shoal of deep-sea creatures

2.00pm   writer and poet Rody Gorman shares his multiform and multilingual songs and poems based on ‘The Frenzy of Sweeney’

2.30pm   Gaelic singer Anne Martin performs Gaelic songs that evoke a true sense of place and call to mind the Bistritsa Babi

3.15pm   pipers Frieda and Dougal McKiggan

3.30pm   songwriter and sound artist Hector MacInnes sings traditional sea shanties as well as a new addition, composed in the afternoon’s workshop

From 1.00pm there will be a BBQ by the RNLI with refreshments served by the Skye Sailing Club

Sea shanty workshop // 1.30 – 2.30pm

Join songwriter and sound artist Hector MacInnes for a crash course in sea shanty writing, and hear your labours performed among traditional shanties and maritime songs. Bring your ideas, your hearty voices and a sturdy sou’wester! Aimed at children, but all welcome.

Places are limited.

Haiku guided walk // 3.00 – 4.30pm

Join poet Rody Gorman and interpretive guide, Rosie Somerville, on a guided walk around Scorrybreac. You will learn to write Haiku poetry in response to the walk and the sea. Bring suitable waterproofs and walking boots and a notebook.

Places are limited.

The film installation of Singing for the Sea will be open to watch from:

10.00am – 1.00pm

1.15 – 1.30pm

3.00 – 3.15pm

4.00 – 4.30pm

Singing for the Sea is a film installation which documents a group of eight female Bulgarian singers performing traditional songs on Sugar Sands, Northumberland, on the coast of the North Sea. The film was co-commissioned by Artangel in 1993.