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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.

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.