Margaret Fay Shaw - Solas - Through The Lens NTSC

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August 2023


NTSC - USA, Canada, South America & the Caribbean.

Solas (Gaelic for light/joy) is a brand new Art documentary produced by Canna Activist Fiona Mackenzie for the National Trust for Scotland.

Profiling the life and work of internationally known folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw, using her words and those of her close friend Magda Sagarzazu.

The film uses her radio broadcasts, films and images of her life in South Uist, Barra and on Canna, with her husband John Lorne Campbell, to tell a story documenting a Hebridean lifestyle no longer in existence.

This film provides an insight into the fascinating lives of John Lorne Campbell and Margaret Fay Shaw.

Lewis Piper James Duncan Mackenzie, (Breabach), was commissioned to produce a new soundtrack for the film. James and fellow musicians spent a week in Canna House, using the films to produce a suite of music.

Produced by Fiona J Mackenzie
Film Editor - Peter Wolsey
Composer - James Duncan Mackenzie
Musicians - Katie Mackenzie, Yvonne Lyon, Neil Ewart, Allan Nairn, Ross B Wilson
"An Gille Donn" performed by Fiona J Mackenzie.

The National Trust For Scotland gratefully acknowledges the support given to this project by the NTS USA Foundation and Patrons.

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