Fuaigh 2016 - 2018
Fuaigh was devised by an artistic team including singer, songwriter and performer, Gillebride MacMillan, playwright and performer, Rona MacDonald, myself as visual artist and moving images, and director and writer John Binnie.
Fuaigh was shown at Tramway, Glasgow by National Theatre of Scotland, alongside a week of performances from Chicago, New Dehli, Brisbane, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro and 4 Scottish performances.
The dramatised Ceilidh uses song, dance, moving images and narrative to explore what happens when people leave their traditional homeland for the city.
The Brisbane performance was a Corroboree, double-billed with our Ceilidh. This was the result of the relationship I introduced, developed and facilitated between Aboriginal artist, Fred Leone and National Theatre Scotland to bring 16 Aboriginal men to Glasgow. The double bill expanded on themes introduced in my Grounded exhibition.
Fuaigh has also been presented in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and to sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and Glasgow's Celtic Connections.
Supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in association with the British Council and in partnership with Glasgow Life. With funding from National Theatre Scotland, Creative Scotland, Bord na Gaidhlig, Traditional Arts Fund, Gaelic Books Council and The Mod.