Sung by Sheena Wellington and the composer, Lorcán Mac Mathúna, The Walls of Dublin rounded off Like the Corn Cut Down by the River, the story of the battle of Clontarf...
We know little about Mr Boom’s origins other than he seems to have emerged one day from a crater on the Moon, but with Andy we know more, in particular that he comes from Wick, and that he is an accomplished musician, playing with various bands over the years.
The Mayfield Singers, George McPhee, Orkney string group The Sunday evening concert featuring the Mayfield Singers and organist George McPhee with guests is always a highlight, and last year it included the premiere of a new piece of music and the first performance in Orkney of a new work by
New dance honours great Scot A NEW DANCE WAS LAUNCHED at the Festival to honour one of the greatest Scots of all time – who has had all too little recognition in his own land. James Clerk Maxwell is to science in Scotland what Robert Burns is to poetry, and
Maxwell’s Waves and Freeland’s tunes The music for the new dance Maxwell’s Waves was composed by one of the great figures in Scottish traditional music, Freeland Barbour. The dance made its first public appearance at the Island Ceilidh in the 2012 Festival, with guidance from Jessie Stuart who created it, and