The Curries of today are heirs to a rich heritage that stretches back through the mists of time to the courts of the High Kings of Ireland.
In Scotland they became hereditary bards and historians to the MacDonald Lords of the Isles, and not only wrote stirring epic poems to incite their clansmen to glorious deeds in battle, but fought and died themselves.
In the world of literature, James Currie was the great biographer and friend of Scotland’s national bard Robert Burns, who published his Life of Burns in 1800, four years after the poet’s death.
On the stage, Finlay Currie, born in Edinburgh in 1878 and who died in 1968, was the former organist, music hall singer, and choirmaster now recognised as having been one of the greatest character actors of all time, appearing in movies such as Ben- Hur and Whisky Galore!
The colourful tale of the Curries is presented here.