I was mostly surprised by the River Clyde in Govan which is so beautiful and wild but not easily accessed. There aren’t many spots to sit and enjoy it. The Viking history, the Govan Stones and the architecture of the buildings were stunning. I liked the people in Govan a lot, they were very warm and hospitable. Especially the day that we visited GalGael where they work with wood, and we had meal together, and afterwards we all sang. I got a taste of Celtic culture and how people keep their traditions alive.

Mostly I was inspired by the river because of its wild beauty. One wooden boat that was moored in the river gave me a lot of inspiration. And of course the Celtic instruments that I heard. It will be very challenging for me to work in Govan because I would love to work in the river and attract more people to walk up the river again. I would like to create a wooden boat parade on the river with local residents on board singing and playing live Celtic music.

Ira Brami