About

In 2017 Cabraich based in the Isle of Lewis, was re-branded as Rafters: Community, Arts, & Learning. 

This is due to the our rural community's need for social opportunities, which led to the sharing of skills, which in turn led to new community groups being established.

The weekly Bayhead Sessions, 
The weekly Drumming workshops, 
Twice weekly Tea and Technology workshops between January and April 2017.  Monthly Womens Open-Mic nights.

Theatre
Cabraich initial began as a collaboration between a number of local people with a shared interest in theatre, film, song, music and poetry. Our aim is to create a body of work which reflects the contemporary realities of a culture and language with deep historical roots, facing a time of great change. The group, formed in 2010 with the bare minimum of resources, has quickly gained a reputation in the community for producing work that informs, entertains and provokes discussion and debate.
We are able to draw on a pool of talented individuals: writers, singers, musicians, poets, performers and technicians who share our commitment to produce live theatre, that has genuine relevance to the lives of people in the Hebrides and beyond.

Inspirations


Our Contributors 

Eric John MacDonald is a writer based in Uig whose work has been performed extensively. ► Past Productions   

Maggie Smith, actor, singer and administrator. 

Alasdair Campbell
, a writer from Ness, has published several books of plays, and also writes novels and short stories. 

Iain MacIver, actor, has appeared in several Cabraich productions, An Seòladh (BBC Alba) and many Mac a Noonoo comedy sketches.    

Keith Stringer, a film-maker based in Uig (Uig Media), shot, directed and edited several short pieces with the group. ► Uig MediaPast Productions 

Alasdair Macleod, film maker from Aignish in Lewis  ► Hebridean Films
 
Muriel Ann Macleod, Director of Rural Nations,community drama tutor and producer of many theatre productions ► Rural Nations


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