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Sunday 3rd October

Sunday 3rd October

Sunday 3rd October

Sunday 3rd October

Sunday 3rd October
Sunday 3rd October

Across the Grain Sunday 3rd October Festival Programme

Settle into Sunday with Dr Tom McKean and explore the Elphinstone Institute's extensive Scottish traditional music collection created by American James Madison Carpenter. Hear about the exciting new opportunity to get crafty with the Book of Deer manuscript, the oldest written example of Scots Gaelic, as it returns to the north east. And it just wouldn't be Across the Grain without our very own Doric Call My Bluff to round off your Sunday.

Sunday 3rd October Festival Programme

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2pm: James Madison Carpenter

In partnership with the Elphinstone Institute, join Dr. Tom McKean to explore the history of American Carpenter’s extensive collection of Scottish traditional music, and learn how to use this fascinating, and ever-evolving, resource.

The Carpenter Collection is owned by the United States of America's Library of Congress.

Join live here: James Madison Carpenter (Zoom)

The Book of Deer on display

3.30pm: Talking Textiles

Join us to launch a brand-new community banner-making programme celebrating the Book of Deer, an 11th century illuminated manuscript discovered near Mintlaw. This earliest example of written Scots Gaelic will be on display in the north east in 2022; come and find out more about our planned celebrations and how you can get involved.

Booking essential: Talking Textiles

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4.30pm: Doric Call My Bluff

Join us online for this ever-popular live event where teams will battle for first place to become Doric Call My Bluff champions 2021.

Booking essential: Book now - Doric Call My Bluff

Fits a dee, summer podcast camp exploring the Doric language

Fits a' Dee?

This 3-part podcast presented by young people aged 10-15 embark on a journey into the past, present and future of Doric and the impact it has had on the daily lives of north east folk, with interviews from 'weel kent' faces, poetry, comedy sketches. This podcast has been facilitated by Ten Feet Tall Theatre.

Podcasts available here throughout festival weekend.

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Doric Poetry and Prose

Local Aberdeenshire studies collections will be brought to life by these wonderful recitals of traditional Doric poetry and short stories. Complemented by information on the artists that penned these delights, sit back with a fly cup and enjoy.

Podcasts available here throughout festival weekend.

We look forward to you joining us over the festival weekend. 'Doors open' a few minutes before each event, for a prompt start.

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