In May 2014 award winning composer Inge Thomson took her band back home to Fair Isle for the premiere of her project "Da Fishing Hands". This project, a collaboration with Inge's late cousin, the poet and musician Lise Sinclair, was inspired by the Fair Islanders' enduring campaign to gain Marine Protected Area status for the waters around their small island. Filmmakers Andy Crabb and Peter Cutts travelled with Inge and her fellow musicians, and other artists brought together by Cape Farewell and Ruth Little to document the performance and to listen to the voices of the Island residents. This film is the result of that journey. Thanks to Cape Farewell and Ruth Little for making it happen.
The very wonderful music in the film is by Inge Thomson and her band. If you want to see and hear more about this, we made another film last year that focuses on her project Da Fishing Hands. Its here : vimeo.com/124520229