An authentic first-hand session on second sight and the supernatural which will make you think twice – from 3 of the finest storytellers in the Gaidhealtachd.

Calum Ferguson

Calum Ferguson

Calum Ferguson was born in Point, Lewis and educated at the Nicolson Institute and Aberdeen University. He has had a long and varied career as a teacher and broadcaster and is the author of a number of books in Gaelic and English. A renowned historian of Gaelic culture, folklore and a brilliant raconteur, he now lives in Stornoway.

The Leper's Bell

Norman Maclean

Norman MacLean: Comedian, singer, composer, musician, linguist, actor, author, and favourite of Sean Connery and Billy Connolly. Norman Maclean was born in Glasgow in 1936, and educated at school and university in Glasgow, before going on to teach all over Scotland. In 1967, he garnered much fame after winning two Gold Medals at the National Mod – for poetry and singing – in the same year, the only person ever to do so. It is through his subsequent career as a comedian and musician, that he is still best-known despite also being a star of television and radio. Often referred to as a flawed genius, his autobiography The Leper’s Bell was published in 2009.

Dolina Maclennan

Dolina Maclennan

Dolina Maclennan’s participated in the Edinburgh Festival every year from 1958 to 1975. She toured with the original production of The Cheviot the Stag and the Black Black Oil and was also in the film. She has performed in most of the main Scottish Theatres in productions such as Finn McCool, the Wedding Party, The Crofting Act, Search for the Seasons. Renowned for her Gaelic singing and captivating storytelling she was Director of the National Mod for 4 years, has been on lecture tours in Britain and America and appeared at Folk Festivals throughout Europe. She is also a specialist in Scottish Fayre and has featured in many cookery programmes. A writer, presenter and performer (writing the first ever Gaelic soap opera, 58 episodes) she plays the Queen in Prince Charles’ Lochnagar. TV work includes Machair for STV, Hamish MacBeth BBC; Murder Rooms; Casualty (BBC); Balamory; Me Too (CBBC); PC Alisdair Stuart; Rebus 6 (SMG). Film work includes The Queen, directed by Sephen Frears.

Second Sight

Second Sight is a poetic documentary that collects together the stories, songs and memories of a group of community elders from across Scotland, and places their testament in counterpoint to a richly evocative Scots landscape.

Second Sight is the first installment of the Transgressive North artistic community’s Strange Home project which aims to bring the poetry, humour and humanity of Scottish folklore to the big screen. The next installment of Strange Home, Ruadhan the Bard (a 90 minute feature film starring Norman MacLean, Margaret Bennett and Sheila Stewart), is currently in post-production and will be released next year.”

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