Event 345

Colin MacIntyre (aka Mull Historical Society)

In My Mind There’s A Room

Hwyl Stage

Born into a family of poets and storytellers in the Hebrides, Colin MacIntyre is an acclaimed multi award-winning musician, author and playwright, who releases under the moniker Mull Historical Society. MacIntyre’s album In My Mind There’s a Room is a collaboration with his favourite authors, including Sebastian Barry, Ian Rankin, Nick Hornby, Jacqueline Wilson, Alan Warner, Jackie Kay and Val McDermid. He recorded it in his charismatic poet-come-bank manager grandfather’s front room of 45 years, and asked authors to provide lyrics on significant rooms to them. MacIntyre, whose novel When the Needle Drops is published later this year, performs tracks from the album and his back catalogue, with readings and discussion on the creative process involved.

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