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Musical Plants with Duncan MacLeod

We invite you to come along meet two of the brilliant people supporting Taigh Chearsabhagh’s Dandelion Project

Meet our musician in residence, Duncan MacLeod, to hear more about his plans for sound walks in the Uists. In this talk, Duncan will share his creative process in developing the walks that combine narration with environmental sound recordings, and music made with the help of plants and vegetables!

Creative Ethnologist Mairi McFadyen will then give the following talk… 

Dandelion: Harvest Culture

Dandelion is all about digging, but here we invite you to a different kind of dig – into our cultural past! Mairi McFadyen is currently an ethnologist-in-residence for Dandelion. In this talk she will share some of the cultural traditions, folklore, customs and crafts associated with the growing year and harvest in Scotland and reflect on the value and ecological significance of archive collections such as Tobar an Dualchais – Kist O Riches in the context of our climate crises.

To find out more about the Dandelion Unexpected Garden project, visit the An Gàrradh project page. There will be a summer program blooming as the weather warms, so if you’re keen to join future Dandelion events, sign up for our newsletter at the foot of this webpage. You can also follow Taigh Chearsabhagh on social media for announcements, or revisit the An Gàrradh project page as it will be updated regularly.