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A Seascape of Gaelic Song – part 2

START: 06 August 2018
END: 10 August 2018
COST: £260

Photo above courtesy of Euphoria Photography

Photos courtesy of Margaret Stewart


Sabhal Mòr Ostaig are delighted to welcome back the renowned singer and folklorist Margaret Stewart to their Short Course Programme for 2018.

Margaret brings a nautical flavour to this history through song short course, exploring our rich legacy of Gaelic sea-themed songs, alongside aspects of West Coast maritime history and customs.

The course is suitable for both newcomers and those who were on the course last year, as Margaret delves deep into the great wealth of Gaelic song through the centuries.

The course may include some of the following subjects and themes:-

  • Coastal Toponymy
  • Gaelic / Norse boating and boat building terminology
  • Gathering the Fruits of the Sea for bait and table
  • The Fishing Industry on Scotland’s West Coast
  • Sea Creatures in Song and Myth
  • Smugglers, Pirates, Fishermen, Sailors & Emigrants in song and story.
  • The West Highland Galley in Early Praise Poetry
  • Rowing Songs
  • Sailing Songs
  • Smuggling Songs
  • Fishermen’s Songs
  • Songs of the Fisher Girls
  • Divided by the Seas – Emigration & Separation
  • Love of the Sea  verses   The Land, Relationships & Family Life
  • Drowning Laments

This course is suitable for fluent speakers and those who have little or no Gaelic but who have a desire to learn the language in the context of its relationship to Gaelic Song & Traditions. Class tuition will be given in English & Gaelic.


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