Moonlight on Jura

At Easter I travelled to the Isle of Jura for the first everĀ Tip of the Tongue / Barr Mo Theanga FestivalĀ on the 8th and 9th of April. Storytelling, music, poetry and song, in English and Gaelic, on an island with a permanent population of two hundred. The moon was full, the whisky flowing and I shared the event in the bar of the Jura Hotel with the newly appointed National Storytelling Laureate, Katrice Horsley. When I finally left the building, at around 2.30 in the morning, red deer were jumping up from the beach and trotting down the street.

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3 Responses to Moonlight on Jura

  1. Kenneth Costello says:

    Just bought a signed copy from Roy’s on Islay. I presume you signed a few while you were passing through Islay on your way to Jura. I’m loving the book.

    • admin says:

      Thanks, Kenneth. I spent a week on Islay before the festival and spotted the books in the bookshop there. You’ll notice he asked me to sign them ‘James Attlee on Islay’ to make them different to any I signed on Jura! Had a great time on both the islands… Fantastic moonlit walks by the sea, white sand beaches, superb whisky (of course) and a wonderful welcome everywhere we went. Missing it already.

  2. camera says:

    I really love all your blog posts!

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