New Gaelic Play for Young Audiences on Tour

A new Gaelic language play for young audiences, Hùb Hàb: Duanagan Aodaich (Hùb Hàb: Clothing Ditties), began on Monday 2nd March at Mount Cameron Primary, East Kilbride.   The ten-day tour will include performances at  Gaelic medium primary schools and nurseries throughout the central belt, Argyllshire and Perthshire.  During the play, Hùb and Hàb enjoy learning about clothes and the weather as they hang out the washing.  There’s lots of singing and dressing-up fun too with the help of their friend Seonaidh Spaideil.  This is the third play that Anna MacDonald (Hùb) and Catriona Nicolson (Hàb) have toured together with Fèisgoil’s Hùb Hàb project. Glasgow-based Anna is originally from Tiree and is an accomplished musician and artist. Catriona, originally from Inverness, now lives in Edinburgh and has acted in a number of Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s theatre productions for schools.  The play showcases the singing talents of both performers.

‘Duanagan Aodaich’ was written and directed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Drama Officer, Angus Macleod, with musical direction provided by Eilidh Mackenzie, Fèisgoil Manager.  Together they developed original songs and music for the play. The clothing-themed costumes were designed and produced by Laura Cowie.

This is the first tour of the play this year.   Tours of the schools and nurseries in Mull, the Western Isles and the Highland Council region are scheduled to take place before the end of the school year.

The Hùb Hàb early years years theatre-in-education project is delivered through Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Fèisgoil education service and made possible by funding received from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Creative Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

The tour builds on the success of the national tour of ‘Hùb Hàb: Rannan an Rathaid Mhòir’ in 2019.  More information about the project and the other plays that have been toured since the project began in 2016 can be found at www.feisean.org/en/hubhabeyt/ 

For more information about Hùb Hàb or any of Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s other drama projects contact Angus Macleod on 01463 225 559 or angus@feisean.scot

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