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Talk: Gaelic Songs in Fife and The Herring Gutters

Join the Scottish Fisheries Museum and Anstruther Improvements Association for this talk and musical event on 24th February in Dreel Halls!

Talk: Gaelic Songs in Fife and The Herring Gutters

About Talk: Gaelic Songs in Fife and The Herring Gutters

Join the Scottish Fisheries Museum and Anstruther Improvements Association for this talk and musical event!

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fisherfolk from all over Scotland came through Fife as they were following the herring shoals an their annual migration. Women employed as herring gutters sang in Gaelic as they worked in ports along the east coast. At this event, Meg Hyland will share examples of Gaelic songs sung by herring gutters of this era and discuss the linguistic and musical exchange that happened between speakers of Gaelic, Scots and English in the fishing industry. The audience will learn some songs and are welcome to join in the singing (but this is not compulsory).

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is grateful to Seachdain na Gàidhlig for supporting this event through their Small Grants Fund. This is one of a series of events happening in Anstruther celebrating Seachdain na Gàidhlig. Seachdain na Gàidhlig, organised by Scottish traditional culture and music organisation Hands Up For Trad, with support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland.

Please Note: the museum is holding this event in partnership with Anstruther Improvements Association https://www.anstrutherimprovements.org/ and it is being held outwith the museum in a nearby community hall
Venue: Dreel Halls, Anstruther https://www.dreelhalls.org/
Free Event but please book in advance BOOK HERE

Air a mhaoineachadh le Seachdain na Gàidhlig tro Mhaoin nan Tabhartas Beag, le taic bho Bhòrd na Gàidhlig // Funded by Seachdain na Gàidhlig’s Small Grants Fund with support from Bòrd an Gàidhlig

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