Hebridean Treasure: Lost & Found

In song, dance, and narrative, the inspiring story of a people’s soul


We are beyond thrilled and proud that on March 1, Hebridean Treasure: Lost and Found will take the stage at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

For the past few years, John Philip has been writing and perfecting a performance piece – full of narration and music – that tells the inspiring story of the enchanted Hebridean world that was lost but is being found again in a new sense of the earth as sacred. It recounts the spirituality of the Hebridean people and the impact on them and their land as Christianity made its way into the area. This is a story of beauty, pathos, and hope. If you have attended the second year curriculum of the School of Celtic Consciousness, you might have seen a reading of this very story!

John Philip, from the start, has dreamed of bringing it to a live audience with original music and dance, and what a team he has assembled! The composer and Gaelic singer Mischa Macpherson weaves her spell of ancient and new sound around the equally compelling performance of the beautiful dancer Kirsten Margaret Iona Newell under the artistic direction of Shane Shambhu, achieving what has never been attempted before, a memory of the forgotten influence of India on the Celtic soul.

You can learn more and buy tickets on the Hebridean Treasure website.