Fishing Folk – Newhaven remembered

Posted on 23/01/2014 by


5yhf_NewhavenFishergirlsChoir1896small_4Since earliest times, Newhaven in Edinburgh has been famous for its fishing, its shipbuilding and its unique cultural traditions, celebrated through song and photography.

However, as the last memories of the fishing industry fade, the history and the culture of Newhaven, popular in the past, risk being forgotten or assigned to the annals of history.

To combat this, Citizen Curator is working with contemporary folk musician Jed Milroy and artist Johnny Gailey to raise awareness of the importance of the village’s heritage. This project will celebrate the spirit of the fisher folk, linking the 500-year-old history of Newhaven with the future of this developing community.

Through music-making workshops and explorations into archives and collections, Fishing Folk aims to re-examine the heritage of Newhaven, reinvigorating it for a new age.

For further information contact:

Duncan Bremner
Citizen Curator
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT

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