Starting later today is a new two part series on the Cuillin Hills of Skye. It is presented by Robert MacFarlane. It will, of course, be excellent, especially given the involvement of the three musicians that he mentions here.
Hello––I made a two-part @BBCRadio4 programme abt Skye's Cuillin Ridge, all recorded in situ.— Robert Macfarlane (@RobGMacfarlane) September 18, 2023
First ep goes out this Tuesday at 16.00hrs.
Would love it to find ears!
Prod by @HelenNeedham, w/ a new song by @juliefowlis, @DuncanWChisholm, @ShawDonald & me.https://t.co/9ReravY19T
The Cuillin Ridge of Skye has long been a source of fascination and wonder for climbers, geologists, writers and artists. Its 22 peaks offer the most extreme alpine climbing in the British Isles and includes the much revered Inaccessible Pinnacle, a very exposed shard of rock protruding from the ridge. To cross the Ridge ordinarily involves a two day expedition of skilled mountaineering with a bivvy overnight. However, it is no easy feat to complete and the majority of people don't make it on their first attempt.
Two modern works are weaved throughout Robert's journey.