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“Beir abhaile ar marbh / Send home our dead” – A telegram from Ireland in 1937 inspires the untold story of ten young lads from Achill lost in a Scottish bothy fire. The effects reach across the sea, waking the soul of a young Glasgow boy today struggling to find his voice.
A powerful new play celebrating the music and languages of Scotland and Ireland. Read more …

Accessible to audiences both with and without Gaelic.

Le teileagram à Èirinn ann an 1937 dh’ fhosgail sgeulachd mu dheichnear ghillean òga à Eilean Acla a fhuair bàs ann an tubaiste teine ann am bothan ann an Alba. Is ann an Glaschu an-diugh tha buaidh am bàis a’ dùsgadh anam gille òg ’s e a’ feuchainn ri a ghuth a lorg. Dealbh-chluich ùr dhrùideach le cànan agus ceòl Alba agus Èireann.

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The critical consensus

A well-structured and sensitive look at history and identity.

***(*)(*)Peter Munro, The Wee Review, 16/09/2018

A rich harvest by the eight-strong cast.

****(*)Peter Callaghan, Review Sphere, 15/09/2018

At the play’s heart is something that is part excavation of hidden history, part elegy to long-harboured secrets.

****(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 17/09/2018

Muireann Kelly’s eight-strong company deliver a show to remember, and an important staging-post in Scotland’s long journey towards greater knowledge of itself, through the stories it tells.

****(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 17/09/2018

The result is a sharp reminder of the resilience of humanity, and how the stories we share are more than simple bonding experiences, but rather how we're all rooted to the earth.

***(*)(*)Lorna Irvine, The List, 20/09/2018

This is an emotive and reverberating story that demands to be told.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 25/09/2018

A truly unforgettable performance.

*****Alice Lannon, The Skinny, 05/10/2018

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Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 10/09/2018

Where and when?

On Tour, from Thursday September 13, 2018, until Saturday October 6, 2018.

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