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Jura Festival of Oral Culture Lineup Announced

The artists featuring in Tip of the Tongue – Bàrr mo Theanga have been announced along with ticket details. The festival of oral culture will be held on Jura over Easter weekend, 8 and 9 April 2012.

The artists celebrating oral culture in all its forms include:

  • Anne Michaels, prize winning Canadian author of Fugitive Pieces
  • Aonghas Phàdraig Caimbeul, Angus Peter Campbell to some, South Uist raised poet and actor
  • Ian Stephen, storyteller, poet and mariner
  • Alasdair Roberts, renowned songwriter and folklorist
  • Katrice Horsley, UK Storytelling Laureate
  • James Attlee, travel writer
  • Clare Jordan, Gaelic singer to be accompanied by a bevy of Islay musicians
  • Louis, rapper and wordsmith from Glasgow hip-hop outfit Hector Bizerk
  • Ambrosia Rasputin aka Ivor Kallin, improvising poet and musician

The programme includes daytime and evening events, island tours and cinema. Jura’s oral tradition will be at the fore with ceildihs, workshops, song cycles, oral histories and a wonderful children’s programme. A book and DVD will be launched with an event from Gary Cordingley, Pete Shaw & Karen Scott. It documents ten years of their storytelling work at the famous Jura Music Festival.

All of this wrapped in the joys of the Jura ceilidh tradition. All comers are welcome to join in, bring a story or a song or just come and enjoy yourself. A weekend pass is £30, and family passes (2 adults, up to 4 children) £80 are available online. Tickets for individual events may be available on the door.

The full programme and ticketing is available at

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