Hebridean Treasure: Lost & Found captivatingly blends song, dance and storytelling with live Scottish and South Asian music to conjure up the ancient landscapes of the Scottish Isles and the inhabitant’s deep connection with the rhythms of nature. A universal story of exile, suffering and the loss of age-old wisdom, the piece moves through grief and tragedy to bring a message of hope for a new way of life that cherishes our Celtic cultural heritage.
The words of John Phillip Newell and the music of critically-acclaimed composer and Gaelic singer Mischa Macpherson weave around the compelling performance of Bharatanatyam dancer Kirsten Newell. She seems to embody the spirit of nature as she brings to life the stories, laments, love songs and blessings, uncovering the shared wisdom and connection to the earth of India and the Celtic world. We invite you into a world that was once lost, but is being found once again.
‘Hebridean Treasure is a moving meditation on Celtic spirituality – both dance and poem; lament and love song; prayer and blessing’ Pulse Connects
Finding the lost soul of Scotland and humanity’ The List
‘Beautiful and spell-binding’ British Council