Friday, December 14, 2018
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A new musical collaboration between a Gaelic singer and a beatboxer will perform at Celtic Connections in Glasgow.

Skye singer Anne Martin and East London-born Jason Singh started their collaboration, Ceumannan, last year.

Three other musicians - Sharat Chandra Srivastava and Gyan Singh and Joe Harrison-Greaves - have joined the project, now called Lahira.

The new group will perform at Celtic Connections later this month.

Drifters was made in 1929 by acclaimed Scottish documentary-maker John Grierson. It shows fishermen harvesting shoals of herring off Scotland's east coast.

Singh provided vocal sound effects during screenings of the film in Lerwick, Helmsdale and Anstruther.

Singh and Martin were first introduced by Skye arts organisation Atlas Arts in 2013 when Singh was invited to take part in a project called Spincycle - Skye.

Singh's other work in Scotland has included giving performances during screenings of a silent film made 87 years ago about Scottish herring fishermen.

 

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