Ceòl ’s Craic is widely seen as the social hub and platform for contemporary Gaelic culture in Glasgow. It showcases the current Gaelic songbook with a fusion of cultures and art forms.
Ceol 's Craic
Sat 23 February
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
On the 23rd of February Ceòl ’s Craic, in association with the Glasgow Film Festival, hosts ‘Film ‘s Craic’, an annual festival of Gaelic and World Film.
Improvisation and innovation are the themes of Film ’s Craic this year, with artists presenting ground-breaking work inspired by traditional Gaelic stories and songs.
The evening will open with a Screening of ‘Sruth nam Fear Gorm’ by Andy Mackinnon, a short film inspired by the legendary tales of the Blue Men who haunt the waters of the Minch between the Shiants and Harris in the Outer Hebrides.A preview screeningof ‘A Boat Retold’,Louise Milne and Sean Martin’s poetic documentary on a voyage to the Shiant Isles will follow.The soundtrack includes fragments from a live performance by Gaelic singer Ishbel MacAskill recorded shortly before her death.
As an introduction to the music performances broadcaster, musician, writer and music producer John Cavanagh will host a short panel discussion on the role of improvisation in Gaelic music, with lyrical vocal contributions from traditional Gaelic singer Mairi Morrison.
Musician, visual artist and composer Hanna Tuulikki, accompanied by vocalists Lucy Duncombe and Nerea Bello, will perform extracts from her multimedia music project ‘Air Falbh Leis na h-Eòin’ (Away with the Birds) which explores the relationship between the Scottish Gaelic tradition and bird communities, and imitation of birdsong within Gaelic folk song in particular.
The evening will end with a specially commissioned performance by internationally acclaimed free- jazz and vocal improvising vocalist Maggie Nicols. She will be accompanied by pianist, writer and composer Peter Urpeth.This duo are world renowned specialists in improvisation, and their performance will guarantee a memorable finale.
£10 for Adults. £8 for Concessions/Students
Fore more information visit www.ceolscraic.org