Fuaigh                                                                                                   Click on thumbnails in gallery below to view larger image

Fuaigh was shown at Tramway, Glasgow by National Theatre Scotland as part of Home Away, alongside a week of performances from Chicago, New Delhi, Brisbane, Jamaica, Rio de Janeiro and 4 Scottish performances.

Fuaigh centres around a traditional Gaelic Ceilidh. Using evocative song and dance, combined with striking moving images and a compelling narrative, the show explores what happens when you leave behind your homeland and sail away to the metropolis.

Devised by an artistic team including singer, songwriter and performer, Gillebride MacMillan, playwright and performer, Rona MacDonald, visual artist and moving images, Judith Parrott, and director and writer John Binnie.

Supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. In association with British Council and in partnership with Glasgow Life. With funding from National Theatre Scotland, Creative Scotland, Bord na Gaidhlig, Traditional Arts Fund, Gaelic Books Council, and The Mod.

Fuaigh has also shown on South Uist and on Barra as part of The Mod.

It was double-billed in Glasgow with a Corroboree devised by colleague Fred Leone of Brisbane. Fred is from the Garawa and Butchella Nations of Queensland.

Tramway Show 1
Tramway Show 2
Tramway Show 3
Tramway Show 4
Tramway Show 5
Tramway Show 6
Tramway Show 7
Tramway Show 8
Tramway Show 9
Tramway Show 10
Tramway Show 11
Tramway Show 12
Tramway Show 13
Tramway Show 14

Fuaigh is a truly excellent show! Rona, Judith, John and Gillebride should be extremely proud of what is in my view a masterpiece. I would give it at least seven stars. The singing was really lovely and the stories and images warm and beautiful. The funeral scene and the Paisley bard trying to burn his work were really emotional, but the warmth that shone brightly through the entire event, the brilliant mixing of your singers with an obviously enthusiastic and encaptured audience during the dancing etc. really made Fuaigh what I guess it actually means. The lovely photography and inspired use of the beautifully smooth stones. The dram at the ceilidh. We really did feel as though we were from South Uist ourselves! You made a big impression on us all, which I am sure will live in our memories. You also attracted a very large and one of the most diverse audiences that we have been in and left us all with some Gaelic.
                                                                                                            Tom Chadwick, Chairman of Enterprise Music Scotland

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