Freumhan | Roots
Breasclete Community Hall - Wednesday, 13th July, 2022: 8pm
Thig James MacCoinnich, Norrie MacÌomhair agus Calum Alex MacMhaolain - balaich à Leòdhas, caraidean is co-obraichean thar iomadach bliadhna- còmhla aig HebCelt am bliadhna sa gus am pròiseact ùr aca, ‘Freumhan | Roots’ a thaisbeanadh. ’S e measgachadh de cheòl traidiseanta agus gu tur ùr a bhios ann agus chaidh a choimiseanadh gus an 25mh ceann-bliadhna aig HebCelt a chomharrachadh.
’S cinnteach gur i oidhche smaoineachail a bhios againn, a’ meòrachadh air na sgeulachdan a thèid innse tron tron cheòl. Èistidh sinn ris a’ phìob, a’ bhocsa, a’ ghiotàr, an duiseal, an fheadag, a’ mhaileòidean, seinn, agus le Jane Hepburn air an fhidhill agus Alistair Paterson air a’ phiàno, abair thusa gun dèan sinn gàirdeachas air ceòl à Leòdhas, sean is ùr.
Lewis lads and long-time friends and musical partners James MacKenzie, Norrie MacIver and Calum Alex Macmillan will come together at HebCelt this July to present ‘Freumhan | Roots’, a suite of traditional and newly written music and song which was commissioned to celebrate HebCelt’s 25th anniversary.
Over the past two years James, Norrie and Calum Alex have collaborated on writing new material influenced by their Lewis upbringing with subjects related to their homeland delving into the stories, legends, characters, island landscapes, and communities which they each represent. The new music will debut in Breasclete on Wednesday 13th July.
The boys will also draw material the from rich musical and Gaelic song heritage of the island with a strong piping influence through the music of P/M Donald Macleod, P/M Peter Macleod, P/M Iain M Morrison (piping teacher of both James and Calum Alex) and others.
Expect an evening reflecting on the stories the music portrays and will feature pipes, accordion, guitar, flute, whistles, melodeon and Gaelic song with Jane Hepburn (fiddle) and Alistair Paterson (Piano) as part of the group for this celebration of Lewis music old and new.
Cuirmean sna Coimhearsnachdan is a new series of Gaelic events, organised by An Lanntair with support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig. The programme is a celebration of both language and culture and will feature Gaelic song, pipe music, lectures, cèilidhs and more. Events will be delivered in Gaelic and in rural communities throughout Lewis. In this instance this special show is being promoted in association with HebCelt.
TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, 14TH APRIL FROM 10AM
Tickets – Adult £15 / Child (6-14) £5 / 0-5 free (please secure them a ticket when booking)