Moray Journey takes centre stage at Celtic Connections

Alasdair Fraser to perform in ‘A Moray Journey’

The experiences, memories and reflections of people living and working in Forres and Elgin is to feature in a national music festival in Glasgow this month.

‘A Moray Journey’ was born from a community-based project carried out last summer by composer Mark Sheridan, reader of Music and Creativity at the UHI.

Sheridan worked on the project with UHI researcher Alan Geddes in creating a narrative that explores the relationship with the local environment and culture – combining poetry, movement, stories and images along with a feast of Speyside music.

Their work is to be presented as a multi-media showcase at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow on January 29 as part of ‘Celtic Connections’.

Alan Geddes said: “This is a fascinating project created by local people from the community – the quality of work is exceptional and it has been a real privilege to work with them on the performance.”

The project was first presented last summer at venues in Forres and Inverness.

For the Glasgow performance on January 29 UHI students will be joined on stage by internationally renowned fiddler Alasdair Fraser.

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