This outlines performing as either a storyteller, poet or as traditional singer together with artists of other disciplines, such as visual artists, singers, fiddlers, pipers, harpers, flotists, whistlers or virtuosos.
Programmes in this area have included the award winning Spirit of Scotland at Edinburgh's Malt-Whisky Society Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme , 1991, 1992, 1993 & 1994.
Artists worked with were Alan MacDonald, Norman Chalmers, Hamish Moore, Jennifer Wrigley, Martyn Bennett and Margarer Bennett.
Old Stories Dying Away 1998/99, with painter Elizabeth Zollinger (Zurich/Aran Islands)), Seann nos singers Mary Smith (Lewis) and Treasa Ni Mhiollain, Aran Islands, Galway), was performed (and filmed) in both Zurich and Stornoway.
Into the Oceanic (North Uist, 1999) with Donald Murray, poet Douglas Dunn and painter Elizabeth Ogilvie, sea-legends and songs of North Uist, launching their new work.
Talking this a stage further, the cutting-edge area of cross-media collaboration has also been explored and expressed in productions such as the Legends of the Wallace(1992), Perth City Hall, with fiddler Mike MacKay, Harper Fiona Davidson and singer Jackie Lawder. Original songs were written by Dr Sheila Douglas, produced and directed by Colin Douglas
Sgeul 1993, Edinburgh Fringe Festival involved the composing of three diffierent classical pieces by three composers, for three different traditional tales, each one being performed with Gaelic song and proverb, then interpreted through saxophone quartet and contemporary dance. One fo the pieces, Clanranald's Daughter by composer Kenneth Dempster has since won acclaim.
2010 Scottsland storytelling/poetry project - workshops McLaren High School, teenagers, Callander, Perthshire with visual, musical and environmental artists on the 20th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem ‘The Lady of the Lake’ facilitating previously primary but newly brought in S1s to compose their own verse and interpretations of the story of this great epic. Funded by Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
" ...Walking down Buchanan Street and who do I see bringing the beauty of Gaelic singing to the doldrummed shoppers? People Make Glasgow and people like Paraig make it better. Lovely stuff from him. — with Paraig MacNeil. " Charlie Gracie, poet
Please note: Would all those booking or engaging Paraig MacNeil, please note that since he is a tradition-bearer, who endeavours to represent his national culture in an authentic manner, to show respect for it, and its time-honoured values.