The famous singer Anne Lorne Gillies is coming to Dundee next Saturday to talk about Gaelic songs, sign copies of her book and maybe even sing a wee song or two!
The event, part of the Friends of Wighton Saturday Talks Series, will be held in Dundee Central Library at 2pm. Tickets will be available on the door for £5 (or £3 for Friends of Wighton members)
Anne is a Scottish singer, songwriter, broadcaster, author and academic. In a musical career spanning more than thirty years she has sung throughout the world and made many albums, radio and television series.
Her book "Songs of Gaelic Scotland" gives words, translations, musical transcriptions of over 150 songs, all placed within their musical, literary, social and historical contexts. Though meticulously researched, the book is written in an unpretentious, accessible and entertaining style which reflects not only Anne’s life-time as a professional singer and communicator, but also the informal, supportive atmosphere of the many master-classes and workshops in which she has passed on Gaelic songs to the next generation of singers during her long and distinguished career.