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Parallel Lives – Community Music Project

A new Community Music project which looks at the overlapping experiences of  the North East herring girls of the past and today’s migrant worker population.  The aim is to explore the stories and lived experiences behind The Song of the Fish Gutters(which is about young women who migrated along the Northeast coast of Scotland in search for work) and compare this with the experiences of people from Central and Eastern Europe who currently work in Aberdeen’s fish industry. This project is led by musician Petra Vergunst and commissioned by Arts Development, Aberdeen City Council, with money from the Fairer Scotland Fund, will take place in Torry, Aberdeen, from August to October 2011.

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