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Sun 23rd June
Lauren MacColl/ The Seer
The Seer is a musical work commissioned by Fèis Rois and was performed for the first time at Celtic Connections in Jan 2017.
The music depicts the life and prophecies of Coinneach Odhar, the Brahan Seer, a 17th Century prophet who spent much of his life in Easter Ross. Growing up on the Black Isle, acclaimed fiddler and composer Lauren MacColl has long been immersed in the tales of this ‘Highland Nostradamus’, stories deeply imbedded in the aural culture of the north.
Drawing on inspiration from place, people and with a notably dark uncurrent, Lauren’s music is accompanied by images from artist Somhairle MacDonald. The accompanying album was shortlisted for both Album of the Year and Composer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards.
Joining Lauren to present The Seer - and a first half of brand new music - are folk luminaries Mairearad Green (The Poozies), Rachel Newton (The Shee), Anna Massie (Blazin’ Fiddles), Bethany Reid (RANT) and Signy Jakobsdottir.
***** Inverness Courier
“MacColl’s composition is richly varied in style, pace, texture and tone.” fRoots
“A beautifully produced piece of work” Songlines
THE SEER's overall impact, musically and visually, is both contemplative and utterly dramatic at the same time.
Allan Wilkinson, Northern Sky review
Tickets : £10 ADULT, £8 CHILD
Reserve tickets by email or phone 01381 610 204
This tour is made possible by Creative Scotland
Enjoy our tea, coffee, and our famous home baking on sale in the interval.
Thanks to Highland Council, Black Isle Ward Discretionary Fund
for the grant that will allow us to buy new staging.
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