Freeland Barbour at the Islay Book Festival
(THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED)
In this taster session, Freeland Barbour, one of Scotland’s leading trad musicians, presents a long-overdue biography of his ancestor Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne. The White Rose of Gask is a reassessment of the life and work of one of Scotland’s preeminent songwriters alongside Robert Burns, much of it based on research into family papers. Award-winning poet and singer Gerda Stevenson performs from Carolina Oliphant’s songbook.