The Fairy Dance: New Exhibition At The Loft Gallery

From the 28th of August until the 28th of September, the Loft Gallery in St. Margaret’s Hope will be showing artwork from Martin Laird’s upcoming animation ‘The Fairy Dance’.

‘The Fairy Dance’ is an adaptation of an Orcadian folk tale about a fiddler who entertains the mound-dwelling, music-loving “peerie folk.” As with the legends about faeries found throughout Europe, such creatures can be dangerous. Entering into a bargain with them can have unforeseen consequences.

The short animated film takes its name from a traditional Scottish fiddle tune first written down by Nathanial Gow in the 18th Century. The animation was made possible with an award from VACMA. Thanks to Orkney Islands Council, Creative Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise for the support.

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Orcadian artist Martin Laird is an award winning animator with his film about the Orcadian Woman’s Suffrage Society, ‘A Gude Cause Maks a Strong Erm

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