Tìr Ìseal nan Òran (Tiree low land of song) is an island-wide creative project taking place throughout 2022 which aims to celebrate and promote Tiree’s stories, heritage, culture and Gaelic language.
At the heart of the project are seven stories from the island’s history, tradition and mythology which will be explored within their physical and historical contexts to inspire new creative work. Local artists, young people, the wider Tiree community and an international audience will all be invited to take part in exploring and re-telling these stories through a mixture of traditional music and song, film and photography, theatre and writing, and Gaelic and English.
Online events include:
• 18 March: ‘Surveying the Argyll estate in the second half of the eighteenth century’ online seminar by John Moore (in English with translation into Gaelic)
• 26 March: ‘The Tìr Ìseal nan Òran Stories’ introduction and display of documents
• 26 April: ‘Na Bàillidhean's na Maoir ann am Beul-aithris na Gàidhlig ann an Tiriodh's ann am Muile’ online seminar by Donald Meek (in Gaelic with translation into English)
In-person events include:
• The project’s new creative work – writing, film, music and imagery – will be drawn together in a public multi-media theatre performance, delivered with Tiree School students on 16 June 2022.
• Community workshops, talks and exhibitions will take place in June 2022.
For more information, please check the project’s website: www.tir-iseal.co.uk