As part of the Commonwealth Games Aiseag, written by Mary Ann Kennedy, Scott MacMillan,Aonghas MacNeacail and Nick Turner, will be shown at the Eden Court on the First of August.

Mary Ann with some of the cast
Mary Ann with some of the cast

Aiseag (The Ferryboat) is a brand-new composition inspired by the small but vital ferry services at the heart of communities in the Highlands and Nova Scotia and by the strong connections between the two places that flourish today.

The project brings together some fifty five musicians from the traditional, classical and electronica world including Canadian fiddle star Colin Grant,the award-winning Inverness Gaelic Choir and the strings of the Scottish Festival Orchestra.

Aiseag is performed on August the First at the Eden Court Theatre, Inverness.

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A lifelong passion for music matched with a geeky fascination for social media and websites resulted in the creation of Inverness Gigs back in 2010. The aim of the site is to help promote, support and generally raise awareness of the local music scene.In fairness fifteen years of being a psychiatric nurse never prepared me for the experiences that we have had over the last few years and the evolution of Inverness Gigs has certainly been a steep learning curve.I currently write (less and less), edit and co-ordinate most of the Inverness Gigs activities.Occasionally seen on Twitter, and  LinkedIn, if you want get in touch you can contact me direct at chris@igi.gs