Tuesday June 20, 2017
The West End Festival will this week play host to a special event celebrating women’s Gaelic song.
“Binneas nam Ban” will feature some of Scotland’s finest singers performing songs by female bards: renowned Lewis singer Margaret Stewart, South Uist treasure Kathleen MacInnes and new group ‘Sian’, combining the fantastic talents of young singers Eilidh Cormack, Ellen MacDonald and Ceitlin Smith. The singers will be joined by expert musicians Jenn Butterworth and Ingrid Henderson.
The event, organised by Glasgow’s Gaelic Arts development organisation An Lòchran, will shine a light on the rich tapestry of Gaelic songs written by women, from working songs and lullabies, to laments and commentary on issues including war to land struggles. This concert gives a rare chance to hear the work of a range of important bards.
An Lòchran’s Arts & Culture Development Officer, Shona Masson, said: “An Lòchran are delighted to work with the West End Festival again this year to bring a range of Gaelic events to the festival. We have events for all ages and are particularly excited for this special concert of Gaelic song, Binneas nam Ban which will celebrate the songs of women bards with a stellar cast of singers and musicians.”
The concert takes place in the stunning Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church on Thursday 22nd June 2017 at 7.30pm.