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Arts & culture Event

Sat, 24th Feb 24 16:00 - 17:30

Talk: Gaelic Songs in Fife and The Herring Gutters

Anstruther & Cellardyke


Dreel Halls
High Street West
Anstruther & Cellardyke
East Neuk of Fife
KY10 3DJ

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fisherfolk from all over Scotland came through Fife as they were following the herring. Women who worked as herring gutters sang in Gaelic as they worked in ports along the east coast. At this event, Meg Hyland will share examples of Gaelic songs sung by herring gutters of this era and discuss the linguistic and musical exchange that happened between speakers of Gaelic, Scots and English in the fishing industry. The audience will learn some songs and are welcome to join in the singing (but this is not compulsory).

Free Event but please book in advance

This event is organised by Scottish Fisheries Museum and Anstruther Improvements Association and is part of a series of events in Anstruther for World Gaelic Week 2024.

Air a mhaoineachadh le Seachdain na Gàidhlig tro Mhaoin nan Tabhartas Beag, le taic bho Bhòrd na Gàidhlig // Funded by Seachdain na Gàidhlig’s Small Grants Fund with support from Bòrd an Gàidhlig


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