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Talk: Gaelic Songs in Fife and The Herring Gutters

Start: Saturday 24 February 2024 16:00

End: Saturday 24 February 2024 17:30

Join us for this talk and musical event!

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fisherfolk from all over Scotland came through Fife as they were following the herring. Women who worked as herring gutters sang in Gaelic as they worked in ports along the east coast. At this event, Meg Hyland will share examples of Gaelic songs sung by herring gutters of this era and discuss the linguistic and musical exchange that happened between speakers of Gaelic, Scots and English in the fishing industry. The audience will learn some songs and are welcome to join in the singing (but this is not compulsory).

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is grateful to Seachdain na Gàidhlig for supporting this event through their Small Grants Fund. This is one of a series of events happening in Anstruther celebrating Seachdain na Gàidhlig. Seachdain na Gàidhlig is organised by Scottish traditional culture and music organisation Hands Up For Trad, with support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Creative Scotland.

Saturday 24th February 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue: Dreel Halls, Anstruther

Free Event but please book in advance BOOK HERE

Please contact Julia Branch on 01333 310628 or for more information.

Air a mhaoineachadh le Seachdain na Gàidhlig tro Mhaoin nan Tabhartas Beag, le taic bho Bhòrd na Gàidhlig // Funded by Seachdain na Gàidhlig’s Small Grants Fund with support from Bòrd an Gàidhlig

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Talk: Gaelic Songs in Fife and The Herring Gutters Talk: Gaelic Songs in Fife and The Herring Gutters
The Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust Ltd
St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB
Tel (within UK): 01333 310628
Tel (from outside UK): +44 1333 310628
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