The Fairy Dance at the Loft Gallery. Exhibition running from 28th August to 28th September 2021

The Fairy Dance at the Loft Gallery

The Fairy Dance at the Loft Gallery From the 28th of August until the 28th of September 2021, the Loft Gallery in St. Maragaret’s Hope, Orkney, will be showing artwork from Martin Laird’s upcoming animation The Fairy Dance. The Fairy Dance is an adaptation of an Orcadian folk tale about a fiddler who entertains the…
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August 23, 2021 0
The Fairy Dance - Trow Wife dancing the Monster Mash under a spotlight in a tomb.

Dance of the big fairy – outtake

Dance of the big fairy – outtake Central to the story of The Fairy Dance is, of course, a scene featuring dancing “fairies” (also known as Trows in Orcadian folklore). The video below contains an ‘alternate take’ of a Trow wifie with the spotlight on her as she dances the Monster Mash inside a chambered…
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August 19, 2021 0
The Fairy Dance, cairn in the snow. Animation still frame.

The Fairy Dance – timelapse animation

The Fairy Dance is a forthcoming animation by Orcadian artist Martin Laird inspired by a folk tale about a fiddle player who entertains “the peerie folk”. These are music-loving goblin-like creatures thought to live in the mounds which scatter the landscape of Orkney (in reality neolithic chambered cairns, of which the most well-known is Maeshowe).…
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August 18, 2021 0