And from there his eager, wandering priests carried the story far and wide, northward to the fortress of the Pictish
kings, and southward to the wild Saxons who dwelt amid the hills and uplands of Northumbria.
monastery where it was created had never been uncovered - until now.
The musical line-up is truly diverse, with DJ Norman Jay MBE, the King of the Notting Hill Carnival; EZZA, who take Tuareg music from the Sahara off the usual path, creating a desert blues-rock; melodydriven spectral songs by Pictish
Trail; Bahrainborn Flamingods; Girl Ray, a trio who have been writing demos since their mid-teens about how much they hate Mick Jagger and the school dinner ladies; Congolese-born, Belgium-based hip-hop artiste Baloji; Stompin' Dave and his Bluegrass band, Paris-based folk trio Fierce Flowers, and a host of other acts.
Bland, in New South Wales, and Boring are both named after early residents of their areas - William Bland and William Boring - and Dull is a Pictish
word for field.
Nominees are Mogwai, Honeyblood, C Duncan, Rachel Newton, Pictish
Trail, RM Hubbert, Sacred Paws, Ela Orleans, Konx-om-Pax and Meursault.
Without his wolf's strength, Columba would not have evangelized Scotland, unafraid of jealous opposition from Druids and Pictish
Also appearing will be Cavern of Anti-Matter, Beak>, Kevin Morby, Cigarettes After Sex, the Pictish
Trail, Sam Lee, Clare Maguire, The Oh Hellos, All Them Witches, Wesley Gonzalez, Trevor Sensor, Flamingods, I See Rivers, Baba Naga and LastigBand.
James Yorkston, Withered Hand & The Pictish
This study analyzes the archaeological evidence left by the Pictish
Nation in the Irish and Anglo-Saxon territories of early medieval Northern Britain.
And north of Emperor Hadrian's wall, which marks the edge of the empire, there are rumors that a Pictish
king allied to Rome has died, creating a power vacuum sure to attract the ambitious and ruthless.
But I was soon off on a Pictish
Trail swapping Irish for Scottish folktronix with Fence Collective Johnny Lynch taking us round his home on the Isle of Eigg and back.
SWEET BABOO AND THE PICTISH
TRAIL: The Musician, Clyde St, Leicester.