13 November 2018Fàilte! - A Weekend Celebration of Irish and Scottish music in Constance
I am delighted to be returning to Constance to lead workshops in traditional Scottish song this November, as part of the Fàilte! Irish - Scottish weekend.
Participants can sign up for a feast of music and song with daytime workshops and the legendary session at the Shamrock bar on Saturday evening.
Venue: VHS Constance,, entrance: Katz 7, 78462 Konstanz
Cost: 120 € for the entire workshop weekend (without concert!), discount for VHS
Availability: workshops are open to adults and young people over 10 years old.
Sophie Stephenson, SCO (stepdance) and
Christian Gamauf, SCO (Great Highland bagpipes and small pipes)
Josephine Marsh, IRL (button accordion)
Vincent Fogarty, IRL/USA (bouzouki)
Claus Stone Place, D (flute, tin whistle)
Karen Van Rekum, CH (Celtic Harp)
To register or find out more information, please click on the link below:
03 November 2018NC500 songs and stories as you drive
Embark on the North Coast 500 driving route, one of the world’s most iconic coastal touring routes, and you discover the breath-taking beauty of the North Highlands; white sand beaches, rugged mountains, hidden gems and a wealth of unforgettable experiences.
We are proud of the glorious landscape of the north and heartened to see how the route has taken off in popularity. This app includes a collection of traditional tales and songs, interwoven with atmospheric instrumental music. It features the work of some of the Highlands best loved voices and I am delighted to be included among them, singing and telling stories.
I sing and tell stories alongside some of the standard-bearers of the oral tradition of the Highlands, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and singer Bob Pegg, harpist Bill Taylor, singers Mairi MacArthur and Chris MacLennan and storytellers and tradition bearers Jess Smith, Janet MacInnes, Andrew Mackintosh, Ruth Kirkpatrick, Padraig MacNeil, David Campbell and Flora Lindsay.
The songs, stories and music are chosen to complement the places and landscapes of the route, timed to fit with the drivers' experiences.