Arts nan Eilean
One of the finest Scottish acts to emerge in recent times, Rura, simply haven’t looked back since bursting on to the folk scene in 2010. Announced as winners of a prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival 2011 and as ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, the powerhouse five-piece line-up of Rura has already performed across the UK, Europe and most recently in the U.S.A.
Lewis Coastal Film Festival
Rural Nations are collaborating with the Bridge Centre / YM Youth groups to develop a new film workshop called DigiHeb that aims to facilitate groups of young people in the Western Isles between the ages of 14 and 18 to make their own films and increase their understanding of all aspects of filmmaking.
We Have won the land
Rural Nations in collaboration with the Islands Book Trust and Community Land Scotland presents a new play about land ownership and communities.
Projects currently in development:
Ardroil Saga, a 12 min short film shot in Uig in Aug/Sept 2009, currently is in the final stages of edit and will be premiered in Lewis in the near future.
Mac an t-Sronich, a new Gaelic language performance project for young people, exploring the notion of fear through interactive theatre with live contemporary music, film projection and puppetry. The script is in commission from Catriona Lexy Campbell.
Digi Heb, a new young people’s film-making workshops project which is being developed in collaboration with the Bridge Centre in Stornoway