Song and music are intrinsic to any community’s expression of its sense of place. It is sometimes the land itself that is expressing its spirit through the vocal cords of the singers and instruments of the musicians. This is very true of the people of these islands. The mountains, rivers, landscapes and seascapes are celebrated in both classical and folk music. The stories that are told in song are often told in context of place – a town or region – or have descriptions of nature that are expressed either as the backdrop to the unfolding human story or as directly informing it.
We are also looking at ways of supporting the expression of new music from the land and locality.
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