27 June 2008

‘Hallaig’ – a film about Sorley Maclean’s Raasay and a discussion with Sir Harrison Birtwistle at the Aldeburgh Festival

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At 3pm on 27 June 2008, I will be at the Aldeburgh Festival, introducing a rare screening of Hallaig, Timothy Neat’s excellent film about the poet Sorley Maclean and the inner Hebridean island of Raasay.

raasay.jpg  Screapadal, Raasay

After the screening I will be discussing Maclean’s legacy and influence with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, who lived on Raasay in the 1970s. Birtwistle’s new string quartet, ‘The Tree of Strings’, receives its British premiere performance by the Arditti Quartet later that evening. It is named after a poem by Maclean. Find details here»

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