McLellan Festival Fiddle Workshop

On Thursday 6th September there will be a fiddle workshop at the High school at 2.00pm, with renowned fiddler Paul Anderson. If there are any fiddlers out there, this sounds like a workshop not to be missed! It is open to both young people at the High school and adults. Paul is one of the most …

An evening with poet Sinead Morrissey 31st August

An evening with poet Sinead Morrissey to begin the McLellan Arts Festival This year the festival will run from 31st August to 9th September 2018. The McLellan Arts festival focuses on poetry, music, film and drama as well as providing workshops for adults and young people in these areas. The Poetry Competition has thrived and now …

Poem for August

The Marine Biologist FUCK EVERYTHING BECOME A PIRATE declares my t-shirt, but I don’t mean it. Ocean invertebrates are inconceivably lovely. Each morning, I lower a bucket over the side of the ship, clank it back up on deck, then stick my hand inside the sea’s feely bag. In countless numbers, the fjord system’s summer …

McLellan’s Legacy Goes International

This year’s McLellan Poetry Competition has now closed for entries and, if all goes to plan, by the time you read this Maura Dooley, this year’s the judge, will have completed her adjudication and the prizewinners will have been notified. Once again, after a slow start, interest built up to a frenzy during the final …