ELIZA ROSS’S RAASAY:
TALKS, WORKSHOPS AND A CEILIDH
SUNDAY 7 MAY 2017 at 50 GEORGE SQUARE, EDINBURGH EH8 9LH
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This day-long event in association with TradFest will provide a relaxed and interactive opportunity to explore the wide potential of a resource for Highlands and Islands music, The Elizabeth Ross Manuscript: Original Highland Airs Collected at Raasay in 1812, which has been made available recently in edited form. Copies of the edition will be available on the day. New and seasoned musicians alike, across a range of instruments, are warmly welcome!
The event is sponsored by MUSICA SCOTICA, which has published the edition of the Eliza Ross Music Manuscript, the ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF SCOTLAND and the SCHOOL OF SCOTTISH STUDIES ARCHIVES/CELTIC & SCOTTISH STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH.
The day will encourage the use of the edition by singers, instrumentalists, composers and researchers by means of a combination of introductory talks in the morning, giving
its background and context, contents and editorial history (followed by a sandwich lunch) with afternoon workshops led by specialists. A ceilidh presenting the outcomes of the workshops will take place in the early evening. All parts of the day will take place in 50 George Square and lunch is included in the ticket price.
- 09:30 Doors open
- 10:00 Professor Gary West, C&SS: Welcome and Introduction (Project Room)
- 10:30 Professor Hugh Cheape, UHI: ‘Eliza Ross, her family, education and life’
- 11:00 ‘Editing the Eliza Ross MS’: perspectives of the editors
- 11:30 Break for coffee/tea
- 12:00 Mairi MacInnes, RCS: ‘Gaelic Song in the Eliza Ross MS’
- 12:30 Dr Josh Dickson, RCS: ‘Music for the Bagpipe in the Eliza Ross MS’
- 13:00 Lunch
- 14:00 Workshops (4):
- Gaelic Song (led by Mairi MacInnes)
- Instrumental Music (led by Josh Dickson and Gary West)
- Arrangement (led by James Ross)
- Ethnographic Research (led by Hugh Cheape)
- 16:00 Break for coffee/tea
- 16:30 Summing-up session and programme for ceilidh
- 17:00 Break for supper nearby
- 18:30 Ceilidh preparation
- 19:00 Ceilidh (workshop participants, leaders and invited guests)
- 20:30 Departure
For tickets see www.tracscotland.org/festivals/tradfest or the Box Office, Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR; 0131-556-9579. For further information, including the opportunity to alert organisers to any dietary requirements for lunch and supper, please contact Margaret Mackay at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joshua Dickson at email@example.com.
All rooms at 50 George Square are fully accessible.