An action-packed triple-bill which unearths gems from the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive and invites young musicians from the Falkirk District to compose, arrange and perform new scores for them.
The Junior Trad band will accompany Dundee Police Sports, a rollicking panorama of men and women of the Force competing in ‘sports’ including football (plus pillow fights, hammer throwing and highland dancing!) at the city’s Den Park Stadium. The Senior Trad band will accompany Handba’ at Kirkwall, Orkney, documenting the traditional and infamous no-holds-barred ball game played annually by the townsfolk. The fun programme concludes with musicians from Falkirk District schools performing their own composition for the charming amateur home movie Holidaying in Harris captured on camera by Nettie McGavin.
NC/U | 1hr 15m incl. Q&A with young representatives from the three ensembles
Dundee Police Sports: Dir. C.F. Partoon | UK | 1921
Handba’ at Kirkwall, Orkney: Dir. W. Kirkness | UK | 1939
Holidaying in Harris: Dir. Nat and Nettie McGavin | UK | 1938
Screening material courtesy of National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive
Performing live: James Anderson, Sophie Leonar, Fred Lilley, Ryan McAteer, Kima
Meijer, YMI Junior and Senior Trad Bands
Mentored by: Jane Gardner and John Somerville