Celtic Calling - The Orkney Islands: A Travelogue and Historic Adventure
John V. Ray Room, Main Library, 123, Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301
11am: The Orkney Islands: A Travelogue and Historic Adventure
Dr. Tim Mainland has spent his career teaching Music Theory, Music History and collecting folk music. His surname (a bit unusual in the U.S.) is quite common in Orkney and he wanted to know more about that. Two recent trips there to explore old family stories plunged Dr. Mainland deep into his career interests and led him to discover the old stone houses and graves of direct relatives and the welcoming arms of many Mainlands (half the phone book, there!). He discovered the magnificent Saint Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, the Orkney Folk Festival, the Ness of Brodgar and the mysterious Neolithic Cairns of Rousay, all unexpected treasures.
John V. Ray Room, Main Library 123, Capitol St. Charleston, WV 25301 (304) 343 4646 FREE