Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer in Inverness!

Inverness is an interesting city in the Noth of Scotland. It has the feeling of a frontier town because it demarcates the border between an already rural and scarcely populated Scotland in the South, and an even wilder, and even less populated part of Scotland in the North, across the other side of the water.

It does not mean the town is without any culture though! Leakey’s, the second-hand bookstore, is downright unique and amazing in terms of interior and collection. 

Leakey's Bookshop
Leakey's Bookshop

However, we visited Inverness specifically to enjoy ‘Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer’, a revue with multiple artists, organized by James Yorkston in Eden Court. James himself started the show this evening. He read beautiful stories from his books, and sang beautiful & moving, songs, accompanying himself on the piano.

He brought several fellow artists with him this evening. First came Brighde Chaimbeul on small pipes (a special kind of bagpipes). Beautiful, esoteric, and highly intense music.

The second artist he brought along was the poet Salena Godden. A great performance, what a wonderful sense of humor she has! Afterwards, I also had the opportunity to take a portrait picture of her.

Salena Godden

The third guest was Gruff Rhys, a musician, composer, producer, filmmaker, and author from Wales. He enjoyed success in mid 90’s in a band called ‘The Furry Animals’. This evening he performed with an acoustic guitar, and a lot of electronics equipment, to produce the loops he extensively used.

Finally, at the end of the evening, all the artists performed a couple of songs together. 

It was a fantastic evening, and we are looking forward to visiting another incarnation of Tae Sup wi’ a Fifer when we are in Scotland again!

All pictures were taken with the Fujifilm X-T2 camera, the Fujinon 23 2.0 WR lens (bridge and book store), and the Fujinon 18-55 2.8-4.0 lens (theatre performance)

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