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Teine Èiginn/Dougie Strang

Tein Eigin/Need Fire
Dougie preparing the installation

I composed a soundscape for Teine Èiginn / Need Fire – an installation created by Dougie Strang for the Hidden Door Festival 2015.

The teine èiginn, or need fire, was lit during a ritual enacted in times of illness, amongst people and/or livestock.  Records show that the ritual was still in use in remote communities in the Scottish Highlands up until the end of the nineteenth century.

See and read more about the installation performance here.
Watch a short film version 

In addition to my own voice on the soundtrack, many thanks to Dougie Strang and Rona MacDonald for singing a song each.