Join us for an interactive discussion of “From the Alleghenies to the Hebrides: An Autobiography” by Margaret Fay Shaw at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Carnegie Hall Board Room.
Born in the United States, Margaret Fay Shaw moved to Scotland at the age of 16, where her love of the rich traditions of the Hebrides began. She spent her century-long life cataloging Scottish Gaelic culture through story collection and photography, most notably captured in her published work, “Folk Songs and Folklore of South Uist.” The autobiography details her life in the islands and her passion for their history and legacy.
The event is free and requires no registration. This will be an excellent opportunity to prime your knowledge of Gaelic lore and song prior to Carnegie Hall’s October Mainstage Performance featuring Julie Fowlis.