Withered Hand (residency and live show)
Aras Nam Fir Chlis, June 2019
Live show, Uig Community Centre, Sat 8 June 2019
Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene for ten years, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. In June 2019 Dan became sruth-mara’s second musician in residence, taking some time out to work on new songs for his third album and playing a solo show at Uig Community Centre for which audience members travelled from all over Lewis and Harris. Dan is one of our favourite people and it was lovely having him as a house guest for the week. The show was brilliant too.
Juliana Capes (residency)
Aras Nam Fir Chlis, October 2018
Juliana Capes is an Edinburgh-based visual artist who makes installations and durational artwork. In October 2018 Juliana was sruth-mara’s first visual artist in residence at our new base in Aird Uig, developing work for 2019 exhibitions at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh and An Lanntair.
Kirsty Law (residency and live show)
Uig Community Centre, 3-5 September 2018
Kirsty Law at Uig Community Centre
Singer-songwriter Kirsty Law is developing a new piece of work exploring the sense of place found through folksong (particularly when listening to field recordings), and the sense of empowerment that can be found, in an ever-scarier global world, through the sharing of songs and the development of writing in a minority language.
In September 2018 sruth-mara supported a three day residency at Uig Community Centre, during which Kirsty explored her ideas in conversation with people from the area, premiering her new songs as part of a live performance on Wednesday 5 September.
Kirsty draws on Scots musical traditions while frequently collaborating with other artists. Her latest album project Young Night Thought is an audiovisual exploration of the ‘inner child’ concept through folklore, song and film.
Kirsty wrote about her residency here.