We’re starting the new year with plans for a new exciting project to use the archives to inspire new music, song, drama and writing – read on!
Tìr Ìseal nan Òran (Tiree: low land of song) will be an island-wide creative project bringing together Tiree artists with the local community, children, young people, and the Tiree diaspora. The project will explore seven stories from Tiree, each of which is associated with a specific place on the island, a feature in the landscape and events from Tiree’s past, both historical and mythological. The stories will be the inspiration for Tiree artists to create new music, song and film, and for the community and young people to create new writing, theatrical work and textile pieces. Each creative response will stand alone and become part of a community performance which will weave together the artists’ work with a dramatic retelling of the stories. The performance will be developed by a creative theatre practitioner in collaboration with the other artists, young people and the community. Additionally, the new writing, music, song and film created during the project will be published in printed and online formats, and the textile pieces created will be put on display in Tiree’s community and heritage centres. Additional workshops, exhibits and installations will encourage participation in artistic, creative and historical activities for all ages.
We are currently seeking funds to enable this project to go ahead, and have confirmed support from the Friends of the Argyll Papers, the Tiree Windfall Fund, Argyll Estates, Tiree and Coll Gaelic Partnership and Feis Thiriodh. Get in touch if you can assist!