Alexander Moffat Painting Unveiling & 'Gaelic Song in Performance' Recital

Alexander Moffat Painting Unveiling & 'Gaelic Song in Performance' Recital

College of Arts School of Culture & Creative Arts: Material/Immaterial
Date: Saturday 18 January 2020
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Venue: Glasgow City Halls, 87-101 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1NQ
Category: Concerts and music, Exhibitions, Social events

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We are delighted to host the premier viewing of a new painting by renowned Scottish artist Alexander ‘Sandy’ Moffatt, specially commissioned by Glasgow Life to celebrate Gaelic in Glasgow in 2019, and to a recital by Gaelic Song in Performance students from The University of Glasgow.

With key partners from The Hunterian and the University of Glasgow we marked 2019, a special year for the city when the Royal National Mod in October 2019 and the opening of a unique exhibition at The Hunterian GUGA: Exploring Gaelic Identities. This painting offers a celebratory legacy for the growing generations of Gaels in Glasgow and the place in the city for the Gaelic Language and Culture.

A performance of Gaelic song will follow, showcasing the innovative ‘Gaelic Song in Performance’ course  at The University of Glasgow where Celtic, Gaelic and Music degree students learn about the history of Gaelic song performance and they perform song recitals as part of their assessment. This event features past and present students showcasing the wide range of Gaelic song styles, ranging from traditional song to modern compositions, and classical and folk arrangements of classic Gaelic songs. 

We are also happy that the Gaelic Poet Laureate, Niall O’ Gallagher will be in attendance with a poem he has written about the city.

Le taic bho taigh-tasgaidh Hunterain

Le taic bho Oilthigh Ghlaschu

Le taic bho Sgoil Cultar & Ealainean Cruthachail Oilthigh Ghlaschu mar phàirt de sheusan 2019-20 air cuspair 'Stuth/Neo-stuthach'

With support from The Hunterian and the College of Arts, University of Glasgow

Supported by the University of Glasgow’s School of Culture & Creative Arts as part of its 2019-20 season on the theme ‘Material/Immaterial’

The Gaelic Arts Strategy is supported by Bòrd na Gàidhlig

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