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Remembering Together

Join us for an event which explores the ways in which people, places and events are memorialised in Gaelic verse and song. 

With the creation of a Covid memorial for the Western Isles, the Remembering Together project aims to provide a creative way in which our island communities can process the turbulence and loss experienced over the past two years of the pandemic, as well as celebrate the strength and resilience which has enabled us to overcome great challenges.

Gaelic poetry and songs, performed by Liam Crouse and Peigi MacVicar, will provide a setting within which reflections about people’s experience of the pandemic, as well as ideas about how a Covid memorial might be created and function on our islands, can be shared. 

Liam Crouse sings, plays the pipes, and, on occasion, composes new song-poetry in Gaelic, for which he was awarded the 2019 New Writer prize for Gaelic Poetry by the Scottish Book Trust and Comhairle nan Leabhraichean. His poetry, often in a traditional metre for singing, tends to focus on aspects of life in South Uist, where he lives.

Peigi MacVicar teaches Gaelic songs in the primary schools of Uist as well as working as the Gaelic Schools Poetry Co-ordinator at the Scottish Poetry Library. She is a recent graduate from the University of Glasgow after studying Gaelic and English Literature at undergraduate level and specialising in 20th century English literature at Masters level this year. Peigi grew up in Skye and has family connections to North Uist.

There are limited spaces for this free event. If you need to cancel your space for any reason, please email taigh@taigh-chearsabhagh.org as soon as you can so we can offer it to someone else.

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