The Laraich placenames and stories project, took a new direction with story and movement workshops at Sgoil nan Loch and Sgoil na Pairc. Led by Ariel Killick from the Independent State of Happiness. Have a look here .
Ariel Killick chose Na Fir Ghorma, The Blue Men of the Minch, a legend in the waters of the nearby Shiant Isles, for the Laraich performance sessions. Grateful thanks to the information in John M.MacAulay’s book Seal-Folk and Ocean Paddlers, Sliochd nan Ron.
Ariel has performed four,solo, immersive, interactive, bilingual, Gaelic theatre-in-education shows, in the last three years. And pulled off a total of twelve Laraich workshops with the new Na Fir Gorma show for primary 1-7 in two Lochs schools. After watching the first energetic class at Sgoil nan Pairc between 9.30 and 10.15am. I bowed out!