A few weeks ago the Cultural Enterprise Office held a webinar by Tim Wright, Director of twintangibles and CEO’s Crowdfunding Industry Associate, which gave an introduction to and some useful tips and advice for planning and managing a crowdfunding campaign. One steep and rapid learning curve later and the Re-Soundings Crowdfunding page has been launched at It feels a little strange to ask for financial support from friends and family and an unknown crowd, but Crowdfunding is rapidly becoming the norm for arts projects that need some match funding. This isRead more

Bell Finishing

We definitely needed the ear defenders; grinding is noisy work but quite mesmerising too, especially with the sun reflecting off the surfaces of the bells. Six finishing stages later  one of the bells was ready to hang as an installation test. The old barn at the St. Columba Steadings on Iona is no gallery but it is a great space to try out ideas and perfect for this trial of fishing line, which claims to hold a weight of 40 kilos. OnlyRead more

Barefoot with the Bells, Iona Sound Workshop, St Oran’s Chapel, Iona

A softly bright Iona day, bells cast from WW1 shells, a medieval chapel and people willing to take off their shoes and socks, and process barefoot from chapel alter to doorway, and out into the sunlight of the Reilig Òdhrain. Thanks to; Andy Crossan for sound and film work; Iona Village Hall Committee, for the space;  Iona Heritage Café, for the delicious lunch; Historic Environment Scotland for permission to use the chapel; and Ardoran House for the fabulous accommodation. http://ionavillagehall.orgRead more