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....

Thursday, 24 September 2015

At the festival

MJ and Mark are back from the Celtic Colours Festival at Prince Edward Island. The presentation (above), we hear, was very good and MJ has sent our Producer Esther a long list of promoters who want to find out more.

Below, the photo shows MJ representing us and 'Angus: Weaver of Grass' at the stand, where she continued to meet interested people throughout the week. A contact of ours, who was also at the festival, said there was 'nothing else like it' among all of the events on offer. Esther will be following up the contacts Mark and MJ made - watch this space.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Angus is back!

Well, that was a long break - but Angus is finally back!

I've spent the past couple of days with Mark Whitaker and MJ Deans from the 2013 cast, preparing for their trip to Nova Scotia and the Celtic Colours International Festival where they'll be showcasing the Angus - Weaver of Grass show with the hope that we'll be able to tour it in Canada sometime in the not-so-distant future. 

There's a formal Showcase Event next week at the Festival where Mark and MJ will include a short puppetry section from Angus; MJ sings a couple of Gaelic songs, and they show a film montage of extracts from the show. We put all this together - and it looks and sounds great!

To find out more the website is