ANGUS MCPHEE - Weaver of Grass

ANGUS MCPHEE or MACPHEE was a crofter from Uist who spent almost 50 years in a Highland psychiatric hospital. During this time he chose not to speak - instead he wove a series of incredible costumes out of grass. These he hung on trees in the hospital grounds.

This blog follows the progress of HORSE + BAMBOO THEATRE as they develop and tour a show about Angus....

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Angus cards

Esther has begun to tell people about our plans for touring a show about Angus MacPhee. The show will be designed to play in community halls as well as fully equipped theatre spaces. We're mailing out these cards to people who may be interested - and thank you to Fiona Mackenzie for allowing us to use the words of the chorus of the Mackenzie' s excellent song 'A' Fighe le Feur'...


  1. Hi,
    Had a very rewarding couple of days with Joyce Laing in Pittenweem - taking a very close look at the original grass weavings made by Angus. Lots to experiment with yet - but have (abitiously) taken the measurements for the jacket (in the postcard) and trousers! From mid Sept my diary says ''weaving' in the style of Angus!

  2. Sudden fantasy of me making a road trip to Caithness in September!