Bàta nan Salm 2017 Residency

Thig còmhla rinn! Come join this growing, creative Gaelic community!

Bàta nan Salm will be based at Old Soval Lodge, on the main road between Leurbost and Keose for two weeks in August and from there, we plan to host a great conversation in the landscape as well as a series talks and taigh-chèilidhs in the lodge.  Mòran Taing  to the Kershaws and to all at Soval Estate for making this possible, and to all who have contributed to our fundraising efforts, which are ongoing.

STOP PRESS: We are delighted to welcome photographer Mairi M Martin to join the Residency!

The programme so far (events in bold confirmed, others, details still TBC):

Diluain 21/08:       7pm, AGM & social, Bàta nan Salm Association

Dimàirt 22/8:         Gathering photos, stories, artwork at the lodge: OPEN DAY

Diciadaoin 23/08:  1pm, COMMUNITY LUNCH & TALK:   Alastair McIntosh, “Poacher’s Pilgrimage and the faith history of Lochs

Diardaoin 24/08:  TBC – Preparing stories? Out in the landscape, ? sailing from Stornoway? Supper in the Lodge

Dihaoine 25/08:    7pm, TALK and SOCIAL:   Peter Kerr “A personal research journey: my Orinsay ancestors, the Angus Ease accounts of the flitting and their moves to Steinish and   Stornoway“.

Disathairne 26/08:   On the loch, daytime.     8pm: TAIGH-CHÈILIDH BÀTA nan SALM. Bean & Fear an Taigh: Maggie Smith and Donald Saunders.  Special guests to be announced very soon!

Diluain 28/08:            Developing the narrative: interviews, visits to sites on the loch.

Dimàirt 29/08:         2pm:  MurielAnn MacLeod and Bàta nan Salm community working on the stories of the psalmboats                7pm: TALK TBC

Diciadain 30/08:      Site visits – ? Angus Ease Collection, Garyvard, Kershader.

Diardaoin 31/08:     Visit Eilean Chaluim Chille, Psalmsinging in landscape. 7pm: TALK. Fr Roddy JohnstonEarly Christianity on Lewis and the Celtic monks’ use of the Psalms in their worship“.

Dihaoine 01/02:      Pick-up for any missed things, FINAL COMMUNITY MEAL,  planning ahead!