When The World Stood Still


Elsa Jean McTaggart


Boilersuits, beanies and a barrow! That’s what was waiting for this musical duo when lockdown hit!

From a sunny party land in Gran Canaria to the cold, wet, windy Western Isles of Scotland, a musical story of survival as this Scottish couple found themselves with no option but to dive headlong into renovating their near derelict cottage on the Isle of Lewis and finding their way through online live streaming, music and island life!

A truly mesmerising twinning of music and storytelling of how a global community was formed and came together to support each other through uncertain times, an album was composed, a book written, a DVD filmed.

A tale interwoven with original compositions on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, penny whistles and bouzouki and accordion; one couples tuneful account of survival during Covid-19.

A Celtic fusion of Hebridean melody celebrating uncertainty, joy and laughter.

This show was part of Online@theSpaceUK Season 3 and is unfortunately no longer available for viewing online

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