JIGGAN MARCH AND REEL, the

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Places:

  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Music

Genres:

  • Experimental
  • Animation
  • Women film makers

People/organisations:

  • TAIT, Margaret

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: JIGGAN MARCH AND REEL, the

Reference number: 4445A

Date: 1970

Director: [painted by Margaret Tait]

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 3.17 mins

Description: Black and white animated figures dance to the traditional tune 'John MacFadyen', as played by the Orkney Strathspey and Reel Society in this hand painted piece by Margaret Tait.

This would appear to be a slightly shorter version of the same film as at ref 4445 but with a different title added.

See also MA thesis submitted to University of East Anglia by Winn, Joss Preserving the Hand Painted Films of Margaret Tait, 2002.

See also Additional Information file at 11/1/455. Paper Archives 4/5/119, 4/11/651, 4/5/92.

The Tait papers are deposited in Orkney Archives. Currently being catalogued. For any enquiries please contact Principal Archivist.

The British Artist's Film and Video Study Collection at http://www.bftv.ac.uk/avantgarde based at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design holds an artist's file on Margaret Tait.

The British Film Institute National Library http://www.bfi.org.uk holds many of the published articles on her and her work.

In 1979 Margaret Tait was the subject of a BBC Scotland 'Spectrum' Arts programme.

Shotlist: painted 'tartan' stripe effect (0.05) [writing is back to front] title (0.10) [sound] Black & white animated figures dance to the traditional tune 'John MacFadyen', as played by the Orkney Strathspey and Reel Society in this hand painted piece by Margaret Tait (3.17)