Island culture is important to us, whether traditional or contemporary! Follow Compere Mairtin from Cape Clear Island, Ireland to explore what is happening on the small islands of Europe!
ESIN Culture event for registration 17 Nov Tuesday
Programme : 18.30 -21.00 CET
18.30: Mairtin is launching the zoom island culture mash-up with fellow islander and artist Ruari O’Donobhan who will talk about new art Covid strategies (hallowee’n zine)
18:45: Showing Archipelagic Thinking / Otolith by Ruairi O Donobhan
18.50 Mairtin introduces Kostas Korres from the Greek Olympia film festival for children and young people and his recent work with primary school children on Tilos island
19.00: Showing Tilos children animation
19.05 Mairtin introduces Tom and Rhoda Muir from the Orkney Islands and their website Orkneyology, which showcases Orkney storytelling traditions. Tom will then tell one of his fairy stories live!
19.20 Mairtin introduces Riina Kaljulaid who will present the amazing folk traditions of the Estonian islands, and Mark Soosar, documentary filmmaker from Manija island
19.25 : showing 3 short films: dancing in Kihnu island, St Catherine day guising in Manija island, and dancers from Muhu island.
19.40 Mairtin introduces Pia Prost, from the Finnish Archipelago, discussing the challenges for musicians and other artists created by Covid-19. Pia will also briefly describe the background to the piece being performs by the Pargas chamber orchestra.
19.45: The chamber orchestra of Pargas performs Stormskärs Maja, “Maja from the Storm Skerries.”
19.50 Mairtin introduces a live session with trad folk musicians from Cape Clear Island
20.20 Mairtin chats to Johnny Lynch, indie musician from the Scottish island of Eigg, about his Lost Map record label and his forthcoming online YouTube indie festival,
20.30 Live performance from Eigg resident DJ Dolphin Boy, overlaying Scottish trad tunes with contemporary beats, starting with a short extract of Sileagh, a short story by Hebridean Gaelic poet Angus Peter Campbell ( Aonghas Peadar Caimbeul) from his short story collection, Invisible Archipelago.
21.00 end of island culture zoom mash up!