The University of the Highlands and Islands at Celtic Connections 2020
See the university's music students and graduates perform at Celtic Connections 2020, the UK's premier celebration of Celtic music.
See Celtic Connections 2020 website for more details about times and venues
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Ceòl nan Eilean - Saturday 18 January - 2.30 - 3.00pm - Strathclyde Suite
Music students and graduates from Lews Castle College UHI Benbecula, showcase music and song inspired by island connections and community. Directed by Anna-Wendy Stevenson, performers are drawn from the acclaimed HNC traditional music and BA (Hons) Applied Music courses and highlight development of a shared sense of community amongst students and graduates.
Morag Currie: The Idea of the North - Saturday 18 January - 1.40 - 2.20pm - Exhibition Hall
MA Music and the Environment recent graduate, Morag Currie presents a multimedia composition for fiddle, viola and digital sound accompanied by visual imagery and selected prose. The idea of North explores the spaces, place and people of her heritage in Caithness and the Pentland Firth- via Orkney, Shetland and finally to “Beyond” - Ultima Thule.
You can also catch some of the university's current and alumni performers: – Alana MacInnes James MacKenzie with Breabach Seonaidh MacIntyre Sophie Stephenson with Tradbeats Tom Callister with iMar Andrew Herrington in Awkward Family Portraits Joseph Peach with Charlie Grey Eabhal Tannara
Coastal Waters Gaelic Song Workshop - Gaelic Song as an Introduction to Gaelic Language - Saturday 18th January
10-1pm, 2-4pm and Sunday 10 -1pm
The Scottish Music Centre
Learn traditional Gaelic song in a two day workshop led by leading exponents from the Uists Paul McCallum, Kathleen MacInnes, Gillebride MacMillan and Linda MacLeod. Directed by Allan Henderson. This two day workshop is brought to you by Lews Castle College UHI, deliverers of music and Gaelic further and higher education courses in the Hebrides. This workshop is supported by the Gaelic Language Promotion Trust. Open to all.
Lews Castle College UHI's music department has been awarded funding from the Gaelic Language Promotion Trust to deliver a series of workshops and performances to support Gaelic Language learning and engagement.
The initial phase of the project: 'Gaelic Song as an Introduction to Gaelic Language – Community Engagement and ‘On the Road’ is to develop and deliver a series of 10 workshops open to music students and the wider community in Uist.
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