Kist o' Riches (SCO)

Kist o' Riches

Kist o' Riches (SCO)

Kist o' Riches (SCO)Kist o’ Riches in Scots , Tobar an Dualchais in the Gaelic (‘box of riches’ or ‘treasure chest’) is like a digital heirloom seed bank. It’s an ambitious project freeing thousands of Scotland’s folk voices trapped in the archives. This documentation process set out in 2006 to preserve over 12,000 hours of oral field recordings recorded between the 1930s and the end of the century. In 2010, www.tobarandualchais.co.uk went live. It uploaded for public access thousands of tracks (currently 38,000) of traditional culture - songs, music, stories and poetry. For this unique concert, 13 performers representing and celebrating a broad church of Scotland’s highly diverse regional musical traditions resurrect the Voice of the People. A festival highlight.