| STOP PRESS: Fèis Chaluim Chille 2000 & New Music Trus
Following on from last years highly successful "Seachdainn Àrainn Chaluim
Chille", this year's "Fèis
" comes under the banner of the Millennium Festival.
The week long event organised through Iomairt Chaluim Chille
will again act as
a focus for the drawing together of the Gaelic communities of Scotland, N. Ireland
and Èire. This year will see SMO host the third Student Parliament of the
Greater Gaidhealtachd along with a vast programme of events including, music,
drama, the visual arts, writers & publishers, public performance events and the
Scotland v. Ireland Schools Hurly/Shinty International. The programme starts Sept
5th - 9th and will culminate with this years SMO Televised Lecture so keep your
diaries free for this exciting event
Sabhal Mor Ostaig Music Trust Establishe
The continued success of the celebratory compilation album, Ionad Eileanach/An Island Space, featuring some of the top musicians from the Celtic world has meant income in excess of £7000 being placed with the Sabhal Mor Music Trust. We would like to thank all those who have already purchased this great album, contributing to the aim to establish a dedicated trust to enhance, explore and develop links between young musicians from within the greater Gaidhealtachd of Scotland, Eire, N.Ireland, Canada and North America.
The album reflects this wider community of the Gaidhealtachd, featuring Marie Brennan (Clannad), Mary Black (Ireland), Mary Jane Lamond, The Rankins (Canada), Runrig, Capercaillie, Simple Minds, Christine Primrose, Martyn Bennet, Karen Matheson, Arthur Cormack, Ossian, Maggie MacInnes and Dougie Maclean (Scotland) and mirrors the true scale of the contribution which Celtic music continues to make to the international community. The album is now being distributed nationally and available by mail order through the Sabhal Mor Ostaig Development Office. All proceeds go entirely to the Music Trust.
Friends of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
"I first heard the Gaelic language in a song, a Runrig
song called 'An Ubhal as Airde'. I thought it was the most beautiful thing I'd ever heard even though I had no idea what the words meant. Much later, when I learnt of the existence of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and the work it was doing to preserve the Gaelic language and Scottish culture, it seemed only natural for me to become a "Friend", to assist in some small way. I am interested in the history of Scotland and this seemed to me to be an extension of that interest.
My husband and I are originally from Glasgow, and have lived in Canberra, Australia for 33 years. We have 2 children and 6 grandsons, who are all "Aussies", but are proud of their Scottish roots. They have drawn the line at wearing the kilt though!
I work for the South African High Commission and hear "very strange" languages all the time; in recent years both Zulu and Xhosa have been added to Afrikaans.
In my spare time I enjoy watching rugby, walking, reading, corresponding and listening to music."
Susan Peat, Australi