Gaelic Folklore and Heritage with Màiri Sìne CampbellSTART: 14 August 2023
END: 18 August 2023
COST (STUDENT): £195
**This course is now full. Please ask about the waiting-list.**
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig are delighted to welcome back Gaelic Folklore and Heritage, with Màiri-Sine Campbell.
This course has been created for those who are competent in the Gaelic language and would like to learn a little more about the history and the heritage of the Gaels in the Highlands and Islands through folklore.
Throughout the week you will be given the opportunity to listen to traditional Gaelic songs, learn about the old customs and the day-to-day lives of the Gaels. You will also be looking at some of Scotland’s most renowned folklorists and how they went about gathering these traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth. At the end of the week you should have a better understanding of some of the most interesting aspects of Scottish heritage and a collection of folklore from the Highland and Islands.
This course will be taught in Gaelic and is aimed at fluent and native speakers as well as those who have already completed Gaelic Levels 8, 9 or 10, or those who have completed the course ‘Learning through Living Culture in Flodigarry’ or courses of equivalent levels.
Màiri Sìne Campbell was born and educated in Plockton, Highland and received an MA Hons Degree in Celtic Studies at Aberdeen University. After graduating Màiri Sìne took the opportunity to go traveling, spending some time in London and then travelling North Africa and the Middle East before returning to teach in Portree High School. She joined the Gaelic Theatre Group, Fir-chlis, and was with them until her marriage to Norman Campbell in October 1979.
She has taught Gaelic singing in Lewis, written three children’s books and scripts for children’s TV programmes. Although perhaps it’s her 23 years teaching at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig that she gained most of her recognition She has taught mainly Traditional Culture for 23 years in Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. In 1992, She won the Traditional Singing Gold Medal at the Royal National Mod in Oban 1992. Her book on Iain Mac Mhurchaidh the Kintail Bard was published in 2020.
Timetable for the Week:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: Classes from 9:30am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: Earlier finish 9:30am – 3:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 12:30pm