SNACK Magazine: March 2021 – Issue 25

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The Gaelic-speaking fishing communities of the Outer Hebrides, past and present, are the stars of Iorram, a modest ode to language and community from Edinburgh-based New Zealander Alastair Cole. Composed of audio anecdotes and songs recorded in the 1950s, accompanied by contemporary footage of working boats and a soft Celtic score, the piece is half-documentation and halfcelebration of enduring language, lore, culture, and fishing techniques.

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