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Dougie Strang/Teine Èiginn/Need Fire

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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.