01 October 2016
1.00 - 4.30pm
Skye Sailing Club, Scorrybreac Boathouse, Portree
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!
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.
This is a year-long project that began with ATLAS working with London-based Artangel, to bring a work by internationally acclaimed artist Bethan Huws to Skye. Singing for the Sea, a film-work made in 1993, documents a group of eight female Bulgarian singers known collectively as the Bistritsa Babi performing traditional songs on Sugar Sands, Northumberland, on the coast of the North Sea.