‘Hallaig’ film screening and talk, Isle of Skye, June 2011

On June 16th the Scottish Centre for Island Studies, University of the West of Scotland and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture,  will host a three day event, Ainmeil Thar Cheudan – Renowned over Hundreds, honouring MacLean’s legacy.  As part of this celebration  the event offers a screening of  Somhairle MacGill-Eain: A Bhàrdachd agus A Shealladh, the 1986 BBC Alba Gaelic version (sub-titled) of Hallaig: the poetry and landscape of Sorley MacLean directed by Timothy Neat. The screening will feature a short talk  by the director Timothy Neat, introduced by Ray Burnett, Honorary Research Fellow, Scottish Centre for Island Studies, University of the West of Scotland.

The event is sponsored by Morrison Construction, Scottish Islands Writers Network, Creative Scotland and Scotland’s Islands.

Anyone interested in attending the event should visit the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig website www.smo.uhi.ac.uk  or telephone 01471 888000.

2 thoughts on “‘Hallaig’ film screening and talk, Isle of Skye, June 2011”

  1. For the poem Hallaig in full, in both Gaelic and English, go to The Sorley MacLean Trust (Urras Shomhairle) website at http://www.sorleymaclean.org/english/hallaig.htm. A short set of commentries as well as a fuller detail on wider resources on MacLean’s work including specifically Hallaig are available at the Trust’s website.

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