Erland Cooper - Orkney News interview. Picture of Erland in Orkney with the sea behind him.

Erland Cooper interview

Erland Cooper interview Orcadian musician and composer Erland Cooper was in Orkney recently, and I had the chance to interview him for The Orkney News before he warmed up for upcoming live performances. I was keen to catch up with Erland because of some of the interesting creative decisions he has made, such as burying […]

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The Fairy Dance - an cartoon earth mound chambered cairn with a yellow sky

The Fairy Dance – a forthcoming animation

The Fairy Dance – a forthcoming animation The Fairy Dance is a forthcoming animation inspired by the traditional Scottish fiddle tune of the same name. It tells a cautionary tale from Orcadian folklore regarding the dangers of dealing with the “peerie folk“, also known as Trows or fairies. (‘Peerie‘ is an older form of ‘peedie’, […]

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Studio tour with Orcadian artist Martin Laird

Orkney Doors Open Days 2020

Orkney Doors Open Days 2020 Artists from Orkney were invited to take part in the annual series of Doors Open Days events taking place across Scotland. This year events are online only due to Covid-19 restrictions. In the following video you can watch a short overview of my studio working environment, materials, tools and methods. […]

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