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Sea Poems at Taigh Ciùil

07/02/2016 Leave a comment


There’s a packed programme at this month’s Taigh Ciùil, including the launch of the CD of Island Voices contributor Catherine Eunson’s musical collaboration with North Uist resident Pauline Prior-Pitt. Here’s a short sample.


If you can’t make it to the launch there are more details available on Catherine’s website.

Categories: Audio, Community, UGC

DIY Music Video

05/01/2016 Leave a comment

musiccourseHowmore resident Julie Lewis attended a video-making workshop at Cothrom last year, and learnt some handy new skills.

Some years previously, and shortly after it was launched, Julie was also a student on the local college music course in Benbecula – a subject area which has since gone from strength to strength, developing into a University of the Highlands and Islands degree course in Applied Music.

Here’s the video that Julie made about the course. Great work all round!


Categories: Classes, Community, UGC, Video

A’ Bhean-Uasal NicÌomhair à Cnoc an t-Soluis air a’ Bhac

16/11/2015 Leave a comment

DalaiLamaNormanIn this truly epic tale, a noble Lewis lady, also known locally (though outwith her earshot) as Bean Dhòmhnaill Ailig ‘Fat’, undertakes a long journey to Tibet, for a special meeting with a special person.

Norman Maclean narrates the gripping Gaelic adventure right through to its scarcely predictable conclusion.

This is the final instalment in his Sgeulachdan Thormoid collection.

The Island Voices/Guthan nan Eilean project is much indebted to Norman for these fantastic contributions. Clilstore versions for learners with clickable transcripts of several of these stories will be coming soon!

Categories: Community, UGC, Video

Bodach nan Serviettes

10/11/2015 Leave a comment

ServiettesNormanNorman Maclean turns his attention to the Isle of Harris for the next instalment of Sgeulachdan Thormoid.

A grand dinner is held in Tarbert for the pensioners of Harris, with libations gu leòr.

The mouthwatering menu is described in loving gastronomic detail.

But one unfortunate omission leads to a possibly disagreeable outcome.

Norman reels off another hilarious story from his Gaelic collection…

Categories: Community, UGC, Video

Dòmhnall Phàdraig agus Màiri Claire

03/11/2015 Leave a comment

TormodDomhnallPhadruig“Mary Claire! Mary Claire! Can you hear me?”

“Yes, I can… And so can everyone from Carinish to Ludag. What’s wrong?”

This couple have been 40 years married “as happy as two shoes”…

And Màiri Claire knows exactly how to deal with Dòmhnall Phàdraig’s crisis of confidence!

Norman Maclean entertains again, as only he knows how.

The fourth instalment of Sgeulachdan Thormoid.

Categories: Community, UGC, Video


26/10/2015 Leave a comment

TormodHallainPolitics, Verbosity (or its opposite), Love, and Death!

Here are all the dramatic ingredients you could need in this romantic story of the tongue-tied Fionnlagh Phàdruig a’ Chnuic and his sweetheart Peigi Iain Bhig.

And what could be a more appropriate setting than the famous and historic Cladh Hàllain in South Uist?

This is the third instalment of Norman’s collection – “Sgeulachdan Thormoid”.

Categories: Community, UGC, Video


22/10/2015 Leave a comment

TormodCabhag2We hear the story of Cabhag’s doggy heroics in an unsettling encounter on a misty mountainside in this second instalment of “Sgeulachdan Thormoid”.

If you’re out on the moor and the weather closes in, your canine companion may have other uses than just herding sheep – especially if you cross paths with an old woman with a strange finger formation…

If you enjoyed Norman’s rendition of “Àiridh na h-aon oidhche”, this Gaelic story should be right up your street. But if you’re of a nervous disposition, be assured there’s a happy ending!


Categories: Community, UGC, Video

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