Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant will travel to Scotland to perform with Mary Ann Kennedy of Watercolour Music at the Film Soundtrack Release and Film Screening of ‘An Drochaid: The Bridge Rising Film’ at 2014 Celtic Connections in Glasgow Scotland Jan 26th 2014.

In a new collaboration between Celtic Connections and the Glasgow Film Festival, tonight’s music/movie double bill centres on the première feature-length screening of An Drochaid/The Bridge Rising, a lively documentary account of the ten-year battle against the Skye Bridge tolls.

A Scottish/Canadian co-production previously broadcast in shorter form on BBC Alba, with the full cinematic story supported by Creative Scotland, it follows the many twists and turns of events through the words of the protagonists themselves, from protesters to prosecutors, engineers to financiers, politicians to police officers, uncovering several surprises in the telling.

The film’s score, by leading Cape Breton composer and guitarist Scott Macmillan, features his fiddle-wielding compatriot Colin Grant with Scotland’s Angus MacDonald, Arthur Cormack, and Mary-Ann Kennedy, as well as Macmillan himself. Heralding the soundtrack’s album release, they’ll perform excerpts ahead of the screening, which will be followed by a Q&A session.

The Bridge Rising: Trailer from media co-op on Vimeo.

Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant Perform at Celtic Connections January 26, 2014:

An Drochaid (The Sky Bridge Rising) [Original Soundtrack] to be released 15/01/2014 on Watercolour Music


An Drochaid filmed by Media Co-op in Scotland:

Clips of An Drochaid here:

and on BBC:

Advanced film screening, Skye, January 11, 2014:





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