From the Gaelic storytelling tradition, Argyll tales spoken in the local dialect, with Gaelic and English subtitles.
Auchindrain – the last surviving Scottish Highland Township, based near Inveraray in Argyll – plans to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 by presenting a new series of Argyll folk tales on their YouTube channel. The stories will be delivered in the local Gaelic dialect by Àdhamh Ó Broin, a Gaelic tradition-bearer and a particular authority on Argyllshire Dialect, and videos will be subtitled in both Argyll Gaelic and English, giving viewers an opportunity to learn a little of this rarely spoken dialect of the Gaelic language.
The stories will be recorded in one of the township’s original houses, by candlelight and before a roaring fire, exactly as storytelling would have taken place in the past. The series takes us back to a way of life that has been largely forgotten and gives new breath to Scotland’s traditional tales.
Each story will take place across 2022, on a date significant to the old pre-Gregorian calendar:
• Old New Year on 14 January.
• Imbolc/St. Brigid’s Day on 1 February.
• Ploughing of the fields on 18 February.
• Spring Equinox on 18 March.
• Beltane on 1 May
• Harvest on 16 September.
• Samhain on 31 October.
Videos will launch on Auchindrain’s YouTube channel at 7pm on the above dates and will remain available to watch any time at your leisure.