Scots Gaelic used to be spoken all over Scotland and the descendants of its speakers can be found right across the modern world. This scattering of people is the Scots Gaelic diaspora. Struileag - Shore to Shore is mapping the farthest reaches of this amazing diaspora and connecting with people who feel the call of a culture that is etched into their DNA.
20 critically-acclaimed Gaelic poets are busy writing new material. Headed by Kevin MacNeil, this team of writers includes renowned poets and songwriters as well as new and emerging voices, covering a broad spectrum, from the avant-garde to the more traditional luminaries, emerging writers and traditional Gaelic singers
This new writing, while drawing on tradition, explores modern, hard hitting, contemporary styles and themes. Some pieces will be delivered as spoken word, underscored by music and others will be developed into original song.
Composer Jim Sutherland has been commissioned to create 75 minutes of contemporary music score is in response to the commissioned poetry and text produced.
Jim’s fingerprints, as a musician, producer and composer, can be found on more than two hundred albums across a bewildering spectrum. He has collaborated with some of the finest musicians in their field, worldwide.
Have a listen to some of the music we have recorded already.
What this Kickstarter will fund:
We're bringing together 9 of Gaeldom's finest singers and 12 top Scottish musicians.
This kickstrater will contribute towards the recording of 75 minutes of brand new music, song, poetry and spoken word.
The ensemble needs your support for...
- Studio hire
- Equipment Hire
- Artist Accommodation
- Travel Cost
A successful Kickstarter campaign will allow us to safeguard this innovative body of contemporary Gaelic art for future generations
Meet our Amazing band and find out more..!!
Risks and challenges
Risks 1: Performers not available
* Its hard to coordinate 20 musicians and singers, some may not available
for recording dates but we have identified some fantastic reserve performers
Risk 2: Crowd funding campaign not successful....
* La Banda is a non profit organisation, any money donated will definitely
produce an album, the length of the album may be reduced to cut cost but
you will receive an award...
- (40 days)