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Participants: Lise Sinclair

Lise Sinclair

Lise Sinclair is a poet, singer and composer who lives on Fair Isle, the remote island between Shetland and Orkney, where she was born and brought up in the language, singing, and fiddle playing traditions of the Northern Isles. She writes in Shetlan and English, and her poetry has been translated into seven languages. Recent work includes the pamphlet, Here, published by North Idea in 2006, the CD Ivver Entrancin Wis (shetlandmusic, 2007), Empty Ocean (broadcast on Radio 3ís Between the Ears in 2009), and a recording in Iceland for the SPL and Literature Across Frontiers.

StAnza 2010 Events:

Sat 20 March | Rhythms from Shetland
Music & Verse from Shetland: Christine De Luca, Lise Sinclair & Christie Williamson
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

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