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Literature and Art @ Ceòl ’s Craic

29 July 2016

‘Le Mùirn’ by Catriona Murray

Book launch and exhibition opening – Friday 29 July 6pm @ Glasgow Merchant City Festival 2016

The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow City Centre G1 5HZ.

The exhibition will be open each day from 11am till 5pm from Saturday 30 July until Sunday 7 August. 

Through words and images ‘Le Mùirn’ (With Affection) celebrates a special friendship between Gaelic poet Murdo MacFarlane and Gaelic singer Margaret MacLeod that had a huge influence on modern Gaelic music. Catriona Murray gives an account of the creative relationship between Murdo and Margaret and the Gaelic band she founded – Na h-Òganaich. In this publication, a literary project initiated by Ceòl ‘s Craic, their story is brought to life by the accompanying archive of images, letters and manuscripts. The original art work included in the publication pays tribute to Murdo’s less well known talent as an artist. Although there is little physical evidence left of his own art work today he was in the habit of adding small sketches to his song manuscripts illustrating aspects of his subject matter.
The images which were commissioned to accompany the songs featured in ‘Le Mùirn’ will be exhibited at the Briggait along with a display of photographs and archive material lent by the An Lanntair arts centre. We are very grateful to An Lanntair for lending this material and to the Gaelic Books Council for the financial support which made it possible for Ceòl ‘s Craic to publish this book.


6-7pm – Music and drinks followed by a welcome and an introduction to the book launch and exhibition

7pm – Q&A hosted by Mata Maciver in conversation with Margaret MacLeod of Na h-Òganaich, author Catriona Murray and the artists commissioned to create artwork inspired by the songs featured in the publication

8pm – The event will close with a song from Margaret MacLeod.

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