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PAPA WESTRAY --- PAPAY --- PAPØ EN MERE

PAPAY is a local name of the island PAPA WESTRAY - one of the most remote Northern Isles of Orkney, and journey to Papay can be as exiting as journey to the Moon. The Island is 4 miles long and 1 mile wide with lash green treeless hills and stone houses, ruins of great samples of vernacular architecture and historical monuments scattered around and the coastline of sea-cliffs, flat rocks and sandy beaches. Northern Sea meets Atlantic here at the northern tip of the island - Mull Head and North Hill is a busy nesting ground for a variety of sea birds. The first know house on the Island, Knap of Howar, was build 6000 years ago and the history can be traced from there through Neolithic sites (Chambered Cairn on Holm of Papay), numerous ruins of Pictish brochs (Munkerhoose and St.Tredwell), Norse Placenames and Nausts all around the island, 12 century St. Boniface Kirk, St. Tredwell Chapel, Holland Farm, other landmarks and the Island's Legends


PAPAY is also known as PAPEY IN MEIRI in the Orkneyinga Saga
 
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3500BC
Knap of Howar - the oldest preserved house in northern Europe
 
 
8c.
Nechtan and Triduana
in the 8th century, the Pictish King Nechtan visited Papay and attempted to seduce a young woman from the island named Triduana, who in response gouged her own eyes out. Nechtan was known as the King Philosopher. He abdicated in 724 and became a monk. Triduana became saint and chapel St. Tredwell was build in Papay, the place of pilgrimage for many centuries. It seems Nechtan and Triduana could be a nice couple, but the King was a pagan at that time. Triduana was a nun. It looks like ugly sisters couldn't let it happen and helped a lot in reapping out Triduana's eyes and presenting in to the King. Since 8th century no other cases of similar self harm were recorded in Papay
 
 
8c.
Findan
, having been captured by a Viking slave-raiding party who had stopped on a small, uninhabited island, escaped to a larger island close by, where he took refuge with a bishop; Thomson has suggested the two islands could be the Holm of Papay and Papay itself (Thomson 1986, 280-3; Lowe 1998, 8-9; Thomson 2001, 50). Lamb has also seen the island as the seat of a ninth- century bishop
 
 
11c
Rognvald Brusason
(born 1011 - died 1046), son of Brusi Sigurdsson, was Earl of Orkney jointly with Thorfinn Sigurdsson from about 1037 onwards

Rognvald was taken by his father to Norway, to the court of Olaf Haraldsson, when Brusi and Thorfinn went there to have the inheritance of Einar Wry-mouth's third-share of the Earldom settled. Olaf kept Einar's share for himself, appointing Brusi to administer it, and kept Rognvald at his court.

The Orkneyinga Saga says of Rognvald: Rognvald was one of the handsomest of men, with a fine head of golden hair, smooth as silk. At an early age he grew to be tall and strong, earning a great reputation for his shrewdness and courtesy...

Rognvald was a supporter of Olaf Haraldsson, later Saint Olaf, sharing his exile in Kievan Rus, and helping his brother Harald Sigurdsson, better known as Harald Hardraade, escape after the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030. While Harald went on to Constantinople, Rognvald and other exiles remained in Rus, in the service of Yaroslav the Wise. Rognvald returned to Norway with Olaf's son Magnus the Good in 1035.

While Rognvald was abroad, his father had died and Thorfinn Sigurdsson was ruling all of the Earldom of Orkney. Rognvald asked King Magnus for his third part of the Earldom, and Magnus agreed, giving him three ships and granting him the stewardship of Magnus's own third share. When Rognvald arrived in Orkney, he sent to his uncle Thorfinn asking him for the two thirds of the Earldom which Magnus had given him. Thorfinn agreed to give Rognvald his father's third, and the third which Magnus claimed into the bargain, although he claimed not to recognise Magnus's claim and presented this as a gift in return for Rognvald's assistance. and Rognvald worked closely together for eight years, fighting against enemies in the Hebrides and raiding Scotland and England

He was murdered and buried in Papa Westray.

The Orkneyinga Saga offers this assessment of Rognvald:
Everyone agrees that of all the Earls of Orkney he was the most popular and gifted, and his death was mourned by many.
 
 
12c
In the twelfth century the ‘great lady’ and ‘wise woman’ called Ragna and her son, Thorstein, ‘a man of fine character’ had an estate in Papa Westray, although they seem to have lived in North Ronaldsay (Orkneyinga Saga, Taylor,218,246). This estate was probably to the south east of Holland, comprising the farms of Backaskaill and Breckaskaill which were believed by Clouston to make up the bu of Ragna and Thorstein,: - the two names perhaps indicating the splitting of an early udal property (probably called originally Skaill) between two heirs (Clouston 1927, 49; Marwick 1952, 45) Although there are now no surface indications, an old settlement site lying between the two extant farms is known to have existed (RCAHMS 1983, 14, no. 12; NMRS no. HY45SE41, OR 787, HY 4862 5085). Backaskail forms the main landing place on the west side of the island (Marwick 1925, 44; Marwick 1952, 45).
 
 
1472
Orkney annexed to the Scottish Crown, following the failed payment of a dowry for James III's bride, Margaret of Denmark
 
 
1588
Survivals from one of the Spanish Armada' ships wrecked near North Ronaldsay established a settlment in Westray and as a legend goes buried a treasure at North Hill in Papay
 
 
16c
Sometime prior to 1595, the king’s land in Papay had been feued out to the deceased Gilbert Balfour of Westray (Marwick 1925, 44).
 
 
17c
In 1614, the leading families were Leasks and Howisons
 
 
1636
Thomas Traill purchased the estate of Holland in Papa Westray and by the eighteenth century Traills were the sole landowners on the island
 
 
1813
The last Great Auk being killed by local man William Foulis an Fowl Craig.
 
 
1909
John D. Mackay (1909, Maeback, Papa Westray, Orkney), Orcadian school-teacher, taught on Stronsay and North Ronaldsay before working as headmaster of Sanday School between 1946 to 1970.
He is remembered locally for writing to The Times in 1967 suggesting that Orkney and Shetland be returned to Norway after five centuries in pawn to Scotland. His letter brought publicity to Orkney and boosted some residents' morale, at a time when absorption into the administrative structure of the Scottish Highlands seemed destined to cause a reduction in the powers of the local authorities. A stream of local publicity efforts followed.
 
 
1914
The last recorded The Night of Gyros in Papay
 
 
1917
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The loss of the Airships SSP 2
Airship SSP 2 left Caldale for operations to the north of the Orkney Islands at 08.50 on the morning of 26th November 1917. The weather on the day was considered favourable.
On board were:
Pilot Ft Lt Edward Bourchier Devereux
Engineer AM 1 Albert Edwin Scott
W/T LM (W/T) Edgar James Wilson.
By 10.00 the winds had freshened and the Airship, which was 17 miles NNW of the base sent a radio message saying she was intending to return to base and giving an ETA of 10.30. Ft Lt Devereux brought SSP 2 down to 200 feet hoping to find lighter winds. Things appear to be going ok with regular messages being sent back to base, one at 10.30 giving a new ETA of 11.30 and an update saying wind had increased to 30 knots. At 11.20 the SSP 2 reported engine failure and was going to make a free balloon landing in the sea to the NE of Papa Westray and requested assistance.
HMS Leopard and several drifters were patrolling in the area and at 11.40 a lookout on HMS Leopard reports seeing an Airship land on the sea then explode. Despite a search which went well on into the evening nothing of the crew or airship was found
 
 
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1790 - PEGGY off Vestness
 
1805 - UNKNOWN (Sweden)
 
11 February 1853 - ANTELOPE (Bergen, Norway)
 
NOUSY at Burrland
 
1948 - BELLAVISTA near Fowl Craig
 
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SKOLD (Norway) near Fowl Craig
or (?)

SKJOLD
31 March 1880
Papa Sound.or Mull Head (?)
Capt. Rasmusen
Registration: Denmark

 
Drumblade
steel, steam trawler
date of loss as 22 May 1924
wrecked at Mull Head, Papa Westray.
Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1900
 
No Name
wooden skiff
9 January 1904
this vessel foundered 1 mile NNE of Holm of Papa Westray.
Capt. Groat.
Not registyered. Built 1884.
 
Unknown
No classification
9 October 1690
this vessel stranded near 'Eriful/Erifui' (?),Papa Westray.
Capt. Scollay.
 
Tyra
wooden schooner
14 January 1913
this vessel stranded on Weelie Reef, Papa Westray.
Swedish. Built 1904
 
Knowsie
steel, steam trawler
25 November 1910
Burrland Bay [Bay of Burland], Papa Westray.
Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1899
 
City of Lincoln
steel, steam trawler
30 September 1905
Newbigging Bay, Papa Westray.
Capt. Harries.
Registration: Grimsby. Built 1897
 
King of the Morning
 
KING OF THE MORNING:
INSTALLATION BY DOUCE MIRABAUD. PAPEY LISTSKJUL ART RESIDENCY 2013
 
 
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At the northern tip of the island lies North Hill 49 metres (161 ft) the island's highest point and an RSPB nature reserve. Many sea birds breed on the island, including Arctic terns and Arctic skuas. It was one of the last places where the Great Auk was found, the last individual being killed in 1813 by local man William Foulis an Fowl Craig.

The reserve is also home to the rare and tiny purpled-flowered Mey-flooer (Scottish primrose Primula Scotica)

 
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BONFIRE OPEN INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION
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72 architectural projects from all over the world were submitted for the First Open International Architectural Competition "BONFIRE" organised by Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival. The winning projects will be build in Papa Westray
www.bonfire.papawestray.org
 
 
PAPAY FIRE SHELTER BY SHJWORKS
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Fire Shelter: Papay was built during a workshop at the festival Papay Gyro Nights 2014. The shelter became the heart of the festival and the interior acted as a social and reflective space with a fireplace in the middle and seats along the shelter walls. The shape of the shelter referred to nomadic tents, and the construction created a great acoustics for songs and storytelling. The fire shelter reflected the spirit of the festival; by creating a world of its own where knowledge and poetry were shared.....
www.bonfire.papawestray.org
 
 
KNAP OF HOWAR
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The Knap of Howar Neolithic farmstead which is the oldest preserved house in northern Europe, dating from around 3500 BC. The homestead, which consists of two roughly rectangular stone rooms side by side, linked by an internal door, and with doors to the outside at the west end, is partly subterranean, and virtually complete to roof height. Examples of the round bottomed Unstan ware have been found here, and provided the key to dating the settlement.
 
 
ST TREDWELL CHAPEL & BROCH
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According to tradition, in the 8th century, the Pictish King Nechtan attempted to seduce a young woman from the island named Triduana, who in response gouged her own eyes out. She later became abbess of a nunnery at Restalrig, now part of Edinburgh, and was in due course, canonised as Saint Tredwell. A chapel was consecrated to her on Papay and became a place of pilgrimage for people with eye complaints. 
The Chapel was build on the ruins of Pictish Broch traces of which can be well seen
 
 
ST. BONIFACE KIRK
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St Magnus cathedral in Kirkwall and the little church of St Boniface on Papa Westray – one of the smallest and most northerly islands of the Orkney archipelago – are the only two medieval churches in Orkney which have survived into the 21st century intact and still in use for worship.
A late 7th-century incised cross found in the kirkyard at St Boniface is the earliest piece of hard evidence that Christianity had arrived in the Northern Isles. Although Papa Westray seems remote when viewed from the modern perspective of motor-car based communications, for all the previous centuries of sea travel it was on a main highway. It is likely that the first church on the island was part of a monastery, built as springboard for missionary expeditions to both Orkney and Shetland.
Sometime in the 12th century St Boniface became the parish church, as it remained for 800 years until 1929 when it became redundant and was abandoned. For the next 60 years the little stone church and its unusual early 18th-century furnishings slid into dereliction until at last restoration was undertaken by a team of local builders. In June 1994 St Boniface was rededicated (after a pilgrimage around the historic places of the island which has become an annual event) and is used again for occasional services.
Surrounded by fields and the sea, it is a peaceful place; the only sounds one usually hears there are the wind, the waves crashing on the shore below, or birdsongon a summer evening. The remarkably good acoustic makes it an ideal place for concerts (even if the performers sometimes have to contend with the Orkney wind!): Emma Kirkby and Anthony Rooley have performed Dowland and Monteverdi, and in August 2007 Alfia A performed her “Bach marathon”, the six suites, in its intimate small space and realised it was where she wanted to record them.
Jocelin Rendall, 2008
 
ALFIA NAKIPBEKOVA : JS BACH CELLO SUITES at St Boniface Kirk. 2007-2008
 
 
HOLM of PAPAY with CHAMBERED CAIRN
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Neolithic chambered cairn on the small desert island of Holm of Papay, a little east of Papay itself (and readily visible from the larger island). The long, stalled cairn, built of local stone, was once a communal burial place for the bones of an ancient community.
 
ART and PAPAY HOLM
CIRCLE
JAMES HESFORD
 
 
NAUSTS OF PAPAY
Boat nausts-unroofed or roofed boat shelters contrived on or above the shoreline with an attendant slipway and landing place-is well attested for the Norse period and earlier in Norway.
About 18 nausts sites were established on the shoreline of Papay

More information on Nausts of Papay can be found in The lniernaiional Journal of Nautical Archaeology and Underwater Exploration (1990) 19.4: 3 17-325. Boat naust survey on Papa Westray, Orkney by Anne Bowman
 
 
HOLLAND FARM and FOLK MUSEUM
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Formerly the home of the Trail family, lairds of the island for three centuries, this is perhapsthe most extensive traditional steading in Orkney. It features a doo'cot, mill tramp and corn-drying kiln. Small Museum at old Bothy, created by John o' Holland, is a great collection of Papay artefacts and guide into the island's history
About the history of Holland Farm and Papay read:
A Jar of Seed Corn: Portrait of an Island Farm by Jocelyn Rendall, Orcadian Ltd 2002, ISBN-10: 1902957164. A fascinating, well-researched work on the history of Holland farm which also tells the story of the island and its people. Once home to a powerful land-owning dynasty that crashed into spectacular bankruptcy, Holland embodies the history of Papay since medieval times. Full of pictures and intriguing details this is an engaging account of the island's evolution from virtual feudalism (as recently as Victorian times) to today's fragile but independent and egalitarian community
 
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2011 at HOLLAND FARM
 
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2012 at HOLLAND FARM
 
GENETIC MOO @ PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2012 at HOLLAND FARM
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THE OLD KELP STORE
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In several parts of the island one can see shallow, circular depressions near the shore. These are kelp kilns, the only sign of an industry that domonated the Orkney economy in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
The two-storey buildings near the old pier on the east side of the island were originally kelp stores and the enclosure at the head of the pier was a boathouse for the "Mary Traill" which transported the kelp...
Jocelin Rendall. Papay - A Guide to Places of Interest. Papay Publications 1992
ISBN 1-874755-02-7
 
PAPAY ART CENTRE @ THE KELP STORE ( design proposal by Ivanov ) 2009
 
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2011 at THE KELP STORE
 
PATRICK BOKANOWSKI. ANGEL. 16MM @ PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2012. THE KELP STORE
 
Filippos Tsitsopoulos. INSTALLATON @ PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2012. THE KELP STORE
 
BIRD RADIO. CONCERT @ PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2012. THE KELP STORE
 
BERTRAND MANDICO. EXHIBITION @ PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2013. THE KELP STORE
 
ORKA. CONCERT @ PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2013. THE KELP STORE
 
 
THE OLD PIER
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Before the new pier was build in 1970, cargo was transported once a week to the old pier. The old pier is still busy with local boats and as a link with Holm of Papay
 
 
THE WATERMILL
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There has been a watermill on the narrow neck of land between St. Tredwell's Loch andthe sea since the early 17th century.
Jocelin Rendall. Papay - A Guide to Places of Interest. Papay Publications 1992.
ISBN 1-874755-02-7
 
 
CARSIES
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Carsies used to protect the shors of Papay from the sea erossion. Now only small fragmets of carsies are remaining and bigges fragment can be seen next to the Watermill
 
 
SAMPLES OF VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE
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Fine samples of traditional stone buildings with flag stone roofs can be seen around the island - some are abandoned and derelict, some are inhabited for hundreds of years
 
SELECTED HOUSES:
 
GAYFIELD
 
 
NESTABEN
 
 
VESTNESS
 
 
NESS
 
 
BLOSSOM
 
 
HOOKIN
 
 
 
THE NEW PIER
 
   
   
 
 
CRUES, SOUTH OF FOWL CRAIG
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Ruins of the crues - small walled enclosures used for growing vegetables and penning geese are creating an athmophers of an abandon ancient city
 
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FOWL CRAIG
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A sculptural cliffs of Fowl Craig are nesting ground for puffins and the place where in 1813 the last Great Auk was killed
 
 
CAVES OF PAPAY
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COAST AND LANDSCAPE
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COAST Of PAPAY

Bothikan
Moclett
Vestness

GEOS (Geo is a ):

Peat Geo
Ross Geo
Sand Geo
Rattlie Geo
Geo of Clyar
Round Geo
Trussin's Geo
Kweevnie Geos
Mad Geo
Geo of Odderaber
Scarf Geo
Geo of Boden
Leapers Geo
Steepers Geo

 
INLAND FEATURES:

North Hill
Bewan
Hyndgreenie Hide
Howe
Knap o Howar
Loch of Tredwall
 
SOME HOUSE NAMES:

Bacaskaill (skail > skjull - hall / hiding place)
Brecaskail
Bilbo
Bolisbel
Breck
Clestran
Cott
Daybreck
Dykeside
Edgeriggs
Garbols
Gayfield
Gowrie
Hindbrae
Hinsobreck
Hookin
Holland ( highland )
Hundland
Links
Manse
Maybo
Midhoose (hoose - house)
Myrie
Ness
Newbiggin (biggin - building)
Nistaben
Nouster
Peatwall
Quoise
Quoyolie
Rendall
Shorehoose > Surhoose
Skeness
Stripes
Sunibraes
Vestness
Via
Whitelooms
Whitehowe
 
 
 
 
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FILM:
 
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DEPRESSIVE COP. a film by Bertrand Mandico and Elina Lowesohn. 2016
lausanne underground film festival
 
 
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PAPAY FILM PROJECTS by Rikke Benborg. 2014 - 2015
(IN PRODUCTION)
 
 
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TIME TO GO. a music film trilogy by Chiara Ambrosio. 2013
 
 
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SURVEY 01. a film by David Kew / music by James Hesford. 2011
 
 
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WHERE NO MAP CAN TAKE YOU by Struan Kennedy. 2014
 
 
BACH CELLO SUITE 6 IN PAPAY
JS Bach . Suite No.6 BWV 1012 in D major . Sarabande . Alfia Nakipbekova .
Recorded at St Boniface Kirk, Papa Westray (Papay), Orkney
 
 
BACH CELLO SUITE 4 IN PAPAY
JS Bach . Suite No.4 BWV 1010 in E flat major . Prélude . Alfia Nakipbekova . Recording at St Boniface Kirk, Papa Westray
 
 
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MARGINS ON PAPA WESTRAY by Angus Reed. 1992
 
 
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HADDOCK FISHING by William Kirkness. 1941
 
 
 
HOWER / KNAP O HOWAR by William Kirkness with William Trail, Charles Harley, John Mackay, Ann and Dorothy Harcus. 1937
 
 
 
 
DOCUMENTATION:
 
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2015
 
 
Papay Fire Shelter and Interview with Simon Hjermind Jensen. PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2014
 
 
MAIJA SACKSMAN @ PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2014
 
 
PAPAY MICROWORLD by Genetic Moo @ PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2014
 
 
ARTISTS WORDS @ PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2013
 
 
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2013
 
 
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2012
 
 
NAUTILUS by Genetic Moo @ PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2012
 
 
Genetic Moo @ PAPEY LISTSKJUL: GROWING LINES AND MOTHER INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS DOCUMENTATION. 2011
 
 
PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2011
 
 
HOLM PICNIC. 2009
PICNIC 09 : DESERT ISLAND HOLM OF PAPAY. ORKNEY. 2009
 
 
CELLORHYTHMICS IN PAPA WESTRAY. 2007
 
 
CELLORHYTHMICS IN PAPA WESTRAY (part2). 2007
 
 
AIFIA NAKIPBEKOVA AND JAMES HESFORD. BACH WITH SPOONS - PAPA WESTRAY 2008
 
 
SHORTEST FLIGHT IN THE WORLD: PAPA WESTRAY
 
 
 
8MM PAPAY FILM ARCHIVE by Jim Rendall. 1950s - 70s
 
 
 
 
TV PROGRAMMES:
 
THIS LAND... PAPA WESTRAY (TV Documentary)
 
 
BARNABY BEAR - PAPA WESTRAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
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PUBLISHED BY PAPEY LISTSKJUL / PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS :




Brendan Colvert
GYRO MARKS Art residency at Papay Gyro Nights. 2015



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FROG KING KWOK AND FROG QUEEN CHO IN PAPAY. 2014


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BONFIRE Open Intrnational Architectural Competition. 2014


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SNÆ#4. 2015

Stuart McLean
"SEAWEED AND LIMPETS WILL GROW ON OUR GRAVESTONES". ON ISLANDS, TIME, DEATH AND INHUMANE MATERIALITIES. SNÆ#4. 2015


Signe Liden and Benedicte Clemetsen
FATHOM THE DEEP. SNÆ#4. 2015


Tom Muir
ORKNEY’S PHANTOM SHIPS. SNÆ#4. 2015


Erin Catriona Farley
SUPERNATURE, STORIES AND THE SEA IN ORKNEY. SNÆ#4. 2015


Genetic Moo
LIFE ON THE EDGE OF CHAOS. SNÆ#4. 2015


Simon Hjermind Jensen
THE VELVET STATE 2013 / INVISIBLE GARDEN HOUSE 2013 / PAPAY FIRE SHELTER 2014 / WHITE SHINING OBJECTS 2014 / NEW PROJECT FOR PAPAY. SNÆ#4. 2015



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SNÆ#3. 2014

John Drever
PAPA WESTRAY GAMES (1921). SNÆ#3. 2014


Stuart McLean
THIRDPERSONIFICATIONS: OR, ANTHROPOLOGY IS ART IS FROG. SNÆ#3. 2014


Stuart McLean
SEA / POEM. SNÆ#3. 2014


Antonia Thomas & Dan Lee
Archaeologists-in-Residence at Papay Gyro Nights: Experience, expectations and folklore-in-the-making. SNÆ#3. 2014


Tom Muir.
THE FOLKLORE OF WAR: The Battle of Clontarf, The Batle of Summerdale and WWI. SNÆ#3. 2014



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SNÆ#2. 2013

Stuart McLean
STORIED AFTERLIVES AND ANCESTRAL IMAGININGS. SNÆ#2. 2013


Stuart McLean
BLUBBERBOMB. SNÆ#2. 2013


Anne Bowman: BOAT NAUST SURVEY ON PAPA WESTRAY. ORKNEY. SNÆ#2. 2013

Antonia Thomas & Dan Lee: ARCHAEOLOGY MEETS ART AT PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS. SNÆ#2. 2013

James Hesford
THE CIRCLES PROJECT. SNÆ#2. 2013


Tom Muir
FOLKTALES OF THE SEA
HEATHER BLEATHER
THE SELKIE WIFE
SNÆ#2. 2013


Hnolt
NYNOR.: SJUEN IR ENS OG GLERLEK. SNÆ#2. 2013



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SNÆ#1. 2012

Stuart McLean
GYRO NIGHTS: A MINOR HISTORY OF CREATIVITY AND DESTRUCTION IN THE TIME OF THE GIANTS. SNÆ#1. 2012


Ragnhild Ljosland
THE GYRO: THE GIANTESS WHO LIVED A THOUSAND YEARS. SNÆ#1. 2012


Magnus Spence
ORKNEY BONFIRES (1908). SNÆ#1. 2012


Tom Muir.
TWO HOLLOWEEN STORIES SNÆ#1. 2012


Hnolt
ORKNEY AND SHETLAND NORN. SNÆ#1. 2012



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Ivanov + Chan
PICNIC: BERLIN - PAPA WESTRAY - HONG KONG
2009 - 2010 - 2011



PUBLICATIONS INITIATED BY PAPEY LISTSKJUL / PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS ART RESIDENCIES:


Tonje Bøe Birkeland : THE CHARACTERS. 2016
The book is published by Bergen Kjøtt and includes Tonje's character, Luelle Magdalon Lumiére, developed during Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival and Papay Listskjul ( Papay Arts Centre ) art residency in Orkney
"Luelle Magdalon Lumiére is stereo photographer. Driven by mystery, illusion and magic, she travels to Orkney, to Papa Westray, Stromness and Hoy – in her early days as a stereo photographer, shortly after the technique of showing the world in three-dimensional images was discovered and patented around 1900"



OTHER PUBLICATIONS ABOUT PAPA WESTRAY:

Nicholas Cope and Keith Critchlow.
THE KNAP OF HOWAR AND THE ORIGINS OF GEOMETRY. 2016


Jim Rendall
A PAPAY LIFE. 2016


Amy Liptrot
THE OUTRUN. 2016


Will Self
PHYCHOGEOGRAPHY: The Ghosts of the Orkneys. 2006


Maggie Harcus
MAGGIE'S BOOK: MEMORIES OF LIFE ON PAPA WESTRAY. 2004


Jocelyn Rendall
A JAR OF SEED CORN : PORTRAIT OF AN ISLAND FARM. 2002


Jim Hewitson
CLINGING TO THE EDGE : JOURNALS FROM AN ORKNEY ISLAND. 1996


Christopher Lowe
ST. BONIFACE KIRK, ORKNEY. 1998


Christopher Lowe

GEORGE PETRIE AND THE "BROCHS" OF PAPA WESTRAY

George MacKay Brown
A CALENDAR OF LOVE. 1967


James Joyce
FINNIGAN'S WAKE, p26. 1939

"So may the priest of seven worms and scalding tayboil, Papa Vestray, come never anear you as your hair grows wheater beside the Liffey that's in Heaven!"

Daniel Gorrie
SUMMERS AND WINTERS IN THE ORKNEY, pp 286-296. 1868


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recorded at St. Boniface Kirk, Papa Westray (Papay), Orkney


Double CD album and booklet with Alfia Nakipbekova biography, the story about the recording and history of St.Boniface Kirk


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JAMES HESFORD. T.E.P.O.P.W.
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"The Entire Population of Papa Westray" was commissioned by Land Art - Papa Westray. For PAPAY GYRO NIGHTS 2011 the composition will be released as a single and will be used to create a sound installation in PAPAY

James Hesford - composer,
Mikey Kirkpatrick - Flute,
Julian Saxl- violin,
Marc Layton Bennett - snare drum/hide skin drum ,
James Hesford - accordion

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JAMES HESFORD: PW - HK
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PAPA WESTRAY CIRCLE FOR 8 FLUTES

PAPA WESTRAY SOUND POEM

SHAM SHUI PO CIRCLE FOR 12 GRAND PIANOS

SHAM SHUI PO SOUND POEM

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JAMES HESFORD: HOLM
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Composer James Hesford's work “Papay Holm” was performed by the baroque choir Fiori Musicali in a reconstructed ancient language of Orkney Nynorn during Felcino Bianco Festival in Citerna Italy in July 2010.

Text is a chart for wind and sea - used to describe what happens when the wind blows.... One is related to land the other the sea...

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JAMES HESFORD: OBJECTIVITY MAINTENANCE
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Cellorhythmics WCM Orchestra's OBJECTIVITY MAINTENANCE is released!
ALONG WITH GREAT NEW COMPOSITIONS BY JAMES HESFORD IT INCLUDES OUR COMISSION :
THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF PAPA WESTRAY.
CD is available from wcmorchestra.com
 
 
MARGARET RENDALL: PAPAY TUNES
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Papay Dance Tunes performed by our accordionist Margaret Rendall and recorded by James Hesford in December 2008

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WESTRAY SKIFF - boat building tradition in Papay
 
BOOKS ABOUT PAPAY - available from online bookstores
 
TRAVEL INFORMATION:
 
first you'll have to arrive to KIRKWALL (main town, port and airport of ORKNEY) : flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness, Samburgh ( and , only in the summer, from Bergen ):
www.hial.co.uk
 
NEW! BERGEN - SHETLAND /almost Orkney! / flights from 24 November 2014 by 12-seater Beechcraft King Air B200 aircraft, operated by Bergen Air Transport
www.bergenair.co.uk
 
by NORTHLINK FERRIES from Aberdeen to Kirkwall (6hrs), or Lerwick to Kirkwall (6hrs)
www.northlinkferries.co.uk
 
or PENTLAND FERRIES from Gills Bay in Caithness to St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay in Orkney:
www.pentlandferries.co.uk
 
from KIRKWALL to PAPAY
15min flight by 8 sitter LOGANAIR plane KIRKWALL - PAPA WESTRAY
www.loganair.co.uk
 
2.5 hrs by ORKNEY FERRIES when direct sales on Tuesdays and Fridays:
www.orkneyferries.co.uk
 
or any other day
from KIRKWALL via WESTRAY (our nearest good neighbour-island):
ORKNEY FERRIES to WESTRAY'S RAPNESS PIER and after travel by bus to the South of the island to PIERWALL where boat is regular in summer and sometimes can be arranged in winter month : please contact for advice and details
 
 
 
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PAPEY LISTSKJUL (PAPAY ARTS CENTRE)
PAPA WESTRAY (PAPAY)
ORKNEY KW17 2BU
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