Music for a Movement

Call for University of the Highlands and Islands applied music students to compose for community land owners

Music for a Movement.

Music students at the University of the Highlands and Islands, will shortly be set an unusual piece of course work – to compose a piece of music which celebrates the communities which have taken back control of their local land and assets.

As they work on their anthem of local empowerment, they can draw on centuries of human history.

It has been written that ever since the ancient pre-Christian Celtic legend had Deirdre of the Sorrows lamenting her departure from Glen Etive, Scotland’s music, poetry and prose have explored her people’s sense of place.

From the Gaelic songs of those lamenting their eviction and exile, to the creative genius of Robert Burns; from the folk songs and bothy ballads to Grassick Gibbon’s Sunset Song, the focus has been on our relationship with the land and landscape closest to us.

The body which symbolises the radical land reform that heralded local communities taking control of their land and assets across Scotland, recognises this.

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