String Ceilidh 2 [Edinbane, Isle of Sye]

08 July 2022, Starts: 19:30, Ends: 21:30

String Ceilidh2

Edinbane Hall

Explore the history of string making with local materials - listen, make, share stories and song. Pop-up exhibition. If you wish, bring along your own knitting, sewing, rope-making etc.

Free event, with refreshments

The  people involved in this ceilidh are -

CAROLINE DEAR, artist based on Skye whose work explores our connection with the plants and landscape around us in particular through traditional hand skills 

Dr. KAREN HARDY, archaeologist based in Lochalsh and Barcelona who focuses on the Palaeolithic examining evidence of string, textiles and the use of plants 

KATHLEEN MACDONALD a young local fiddler and singer 

DR. SUSANNA HARRIS an archaeologist at Glasgow University who specialises in Neolithic textiles and is interested in experimental archaeology

CATHERINE MACPHEE archivist at Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre, part of Highlife Highland, interested in opening up the archive and hearing peoples stories  

The string ceilidh in Kilmuir will explore amongst other things - understanding the physical amount of string needed for specific items and the time taken to make this and explore when and how this was made and by whom…

Caroline Dear has started a blog and instagram page which will have more information soon!


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