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Talk : Gaelic Songs of the Herring Gutters

Start: Thursday 07 November 2019 19:00

End: Thursday 07 November 2019 20:00

Between the 1850s and the 1950s, thousands of Hebridean women travelled all over Scotland, England and beyond to spend their summers gutting herring. Drawing on research she conducted in oral history archives, Meg Hyland shares her recent findings about the Gaelic songs women sang while gutting herring.

From teasing each other about the fishermen to hoping for a more prosperous life, their songs reveal the vibrant lives of these hard-working women and shine a light onto an often-overlooked part of Scotland’s musical heritage.

7 pm – 8pm

Thursday 7th November

Admission £2

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Talk : Gaelic Songs of the Herring Gutters Talk : Gaelic Songs of the Herring Gutters
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