American folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw dedicated her life to the preservation of the Gaelic language and the lives and culture of the
American folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw dedicated her life to the preservation of the Gaelic language and the lives and culture of the people of the Hebrides. With her husband, British scholar John Lorne Campbell, she amassed a remarkable collection of Gaelic and Celtic songs, stories, and poetry now housed on the island of Canna and cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Taking a broadcast that Margaret made in the 1950s as its inspiration, singer and archivist Fiona Mackenzie describes the contrast between Margaret’s life as a music student in New York City in the 1950s and the life she ended up with on the Hebridean islands of South Uist and Canna. The program includes Margaret’s voice alongside Fiona’s, as well as images and film clips. Fiona will also update us on the latest conservation work at Canna. A live question and answer session will follow.
(Monday) 5:00 pm EST
The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USABased in Boston, The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is a membership organization with supporters from all 50 states. We are connected by our interest in conserving the 125 irreplaceable landscapes and historic sites cared for by the National Trust for Scotland, including: The humble cottage where Scotland’s Bard, Robert Burns, was born Over 178,000 acres of Scottish countryside, home to rare wildlife and world-famous landscapes like Glencoe Culloden Battlefield, the site of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s last stand 38 major gardens that feature both local flora and plants collected from across the globe by Scottish explorers The island of Iona, known as the cradle of Christianity, where the Book of Kells may have been written Baronial castles, architectural treasures, and even a tenement house The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is a 501(c)(3) registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Federal Tax ID No. 04-3511088).https://ntsusa.org/