‘Remembering Brigid’ is an original performance of storytelling, folklore, traditional music and song which sheds light on Brigid - goddess, saint and Scottish and Irish cultural icon. Susanna Orr Holland singer and storyteller, storyteller Kate Walker and violinist Morag Brown perform an original ceilidh sharing tales of Brigid in ancient myth, folk tales, song and folk lore. Exploring how we have individually or collectively expressed hope and grief, coped with the mundane, related to our seasons and landscape and used our stories and traditions to try to understand or make sense of our social mores, expectations, dreams, losses, behaviours and experiences.
The performance evokes Brigid through both Gaelic and English music, poetry and story and is inspired and informed by material from archive recordings, old texts and academic research. Painting a fresh way of seeing this cultural icon.