Scotland

Scotland and Celtic Identity

Can we say that Scotland is a Celtic nation? Saturday 10 September 14:00-16.30 £10 (£8 members and concession) Scottish journalist and author Neal Ascherson, will chair a panel discussion, exploring the history of our national, cultural and linguistic identities and their resonance for those in Britain, Ireland and the global Celtic diaspora. This event is organised … Continued

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Opportunity for Young Gaelic Speaking Artistes

Cothrom do luchd-ealain òga Albannach Luchd-ciùil Seinneadairean Sgeulaichean Tha Sabhal Mòr Ostaig & An Lòchran a’ sireadh luchd-ealain Albannach gus pàirt a ghabhail ann am pròiseact eadar Èirinn & Alba, ag obair le buidheann òga ann an Èirinn airson taisbeanadh a chur ri chèile airson cuairt. ’S e cothrom iongantach a tha seo do luchd-ealain … Continued

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Màiri Britton: Finding Our Feet – Step Dancing in Scotland

For me, step dancing is essentially about connections: between dancers and musicians, places and communities, generations of friends and family, and of course, the connection of the steps themselves, strung like beads along the rhythmic thread of music. I love step dance because it allows me to express the joy I feel when I hear … Continued

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Art of the Storyteller: Lesley O’Brien

The gift of storytelling is one of life’s most powerful – and coveted – skills. A well told story can make you laugh, weep, swell with pride, or rise with indignation and human beings are fundamentally hard-wired for stories: they are how we record both the small, everyday moments and the monumental events of life. … Continued

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A Warm Welcome Awaits at Scotland’s Storytelling Festival

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is the world’s largest celebration of live, traditional storytelling, taking place as the seasons change in Scotland’s stunning capital city and reaching out across the nation as Scottish tellers merge with guests from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe, in a fantastic, ten-day celebration of oral traditions and cultural … Continued

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