The Creative Place Award provided funding to support several projects in Moniaive, includingKate Howard's dream of a Cairn Valley Song Cycle. This venture commissioned new material to illustrate what our landscape means to the community, what community means to us and how changes in a rural community affect us. The chosen composers also had to reflect on migrations of communities through time, especially the present Syrian Refugee crisis, as well as remembering the 18th and 19th centuries when people were cleared from large swathes of Scotland. Watch the video and hear Kate tell you all about it → Find out more about the composers and the songs, even listen to a few ↓
Words and Music: Lucy Harper learn more….
Words : Norman McCaig Music: Kate Thomas learn more….
Words and Music: Helen Chadwick learn more…..
Words: Alice Oswald Music: Hugh Nankivell learn more….
Music: Stuart McPherson learn more….
Words: Roddy McFairley and Neil Thompson Music: Melanie Thorne learn more…..
Words and Music: Penny Stone learn more….
Words: Kimaya Diggs Music: Megan Henderson learn more….
Words and Music: Ali Burns (inspired by Rumer Godden) learn more…..
Music: Wendy Stewart learn more….
Words: Carmina Gaedelica, Trad, Wendy Stewart Gaelic Translation: Angus Mcmillan
Music: Wendy Stewart learn more…
Words: Peter Roberts inspired by Derek Mahon Music: Kate Howard learn more…..