Sruth

Sruth is a new project created in 2021 to celebrate Colmcille 1500.

Colmcille 1500 celebrates the life and legacy of St Columba, 1500 year since his birth.  It promotes the shared heritage and culture which links Scotland and Ireland.

Building on the success of our Irish exchange project Guth nan Gael, Sruth will bring together young people from Scotland and Ireland and Nova Scotia to create a virtual showcase performance which will celebrate their shared Gaelic heritage through stories, music and song.

It will include a newly written song and a new drama performance both in Gaelic and Irish as well as newly arranged performance of traditional tunes, adding new work to the tradition as well as exploring the vast common repertoire we already share.

Drama

  • Introductory session*
  • Participation in up to 16 hours of workshops/development sessions with the Director(s)*
  • 4 x Language workshops for all participants (music and drama)*
  • Recording your contribution at home with support from the Director*
  • A commitment to using Duoling to support language learning
  • Café Sruth – an informal opportunity to meet with other participants, have a tune and get to know each other.

*These elements are compulsory

Music 

  • Introductory session*
  • Home learning* (Sound files, scores and lyrics will be provided in advance of the workshop sessions).
  • 4 (minimum) x Workshop/Rehearsal with MD*
  • 4 x Language workshops for all participants (music and drama)*
  • Home recording your performance (with support from MD)*
  • A commitment to using Duoling to support language learning
  • Café Sruth – an informal opportunity to meet with other participants, have a tune and get to know each other.

*These elements are compulsory

We are currently looking for young people to participate in this project. Participants should be aged between fourteen and twenty, they will be fluent in their respective languages and for music / song, be at an intermediate to advanced level in their chosen specialism. Drama applicants should have at least some experience of youth or community theatre.

The project will involve the following elements which will take place between the end of August and the end of October 2021. Dates will be confirmed as soon as possible. Please don’t let uncertainty regarding dates prevent you from applying as we will try to be as flexible as possible.

The project will culminate in an online performance which will be broadcast during the Blas Festival in November. 

To apply, please complete this short application form.

A new commission to celebrate Colmcille 1500

Sruth will bring together young people from Scotland, Ireland and Nova Scotia to create a virtual showcase performance which will celebrate their shared Gaelic heritage through stories, music and song.

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