Culminating in an international large scale event, Struileag is a forward looking, multi-faceted, culturally ambitious project that will reach out around the world to the people of the Gaelic Diaspora, in an inspiring and poignant exploration of the collective, experiences and aspirations of the Gael.
Struileag brings specially commissioned poetry, music and song together with film in an internationally streamed show that explores the universal links between language and culture. It will be surprising, magical, and revelatory, and above all it will be brave.
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Incorporating 15 musicians, 8 singers and an internationally raised youth orchestra the 2014 Show will push the boundaries of culture and style to create a nationally significant highlight of the year of Homecoming 2014.
Extensive community engagement will form a substantial cornerstone of the project which will deliver poetry competitions, talks & discussions, concerts, workshops and finally an international touring show. There will be a lasting legacy in the form of a book of poetry and song, a commercially available recording, a DVD and a film.
An Sgioba / Artistic Team
Jim Sutherland – Artistic Director / Composer www.jimsutherland.uk.com
Kevin MacNeil – Director of Poetry http://www.kevinmacneil.com/
Dan Ayling – Director of Show http://www.danayling.com/
Douglas McKinnon – Director of Film http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0533559/