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Visual arts, music and drama all part of this year’s Ceòl Mòr Ostaig event

Artists and musicians from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig will be in Glasgow this Saturday (26 April) for a special event to be held in the city to promote the Gaelic arts. This year’s ‘Ceòl Mòr Ostaig’ will be the third such event, which is organised in partnership with the Glasgow Gaelic arts organisation, Ceòl ’s Craic.

The day will begin with presentations from two former Visual Artists in Residence at SMO, Jessica Ramm and Alex Boyd, which will then be followed by Gaelic drama workshops for teenagers. The evening concert will feature a Gaelic drama production, ‘An Sgeir’, written and performed by SMO students and directed by Arthur Donald, who is the Drama Artist in Residence at Sabhal Mòr. ‘An Sgeir’ was written by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig’s Drama Group and uses drama, music and film to tell a story which touches on friendship, love and the meaning of home. There will then be music from students from the college’s music degree programme and singer Kathleen MacInnes and Ross Martin (from the Gaelic group Dàimh).

Kath MacLeod, the Arts Development Officer at SMO, said: “We are delighted that this year the work of two of the College’s Visual Artists in Residence will be featured as part of Ceòl Mòr Ostaig. As well as the visuals arts, the event will also include Gaelic drama from SMO students with support from Arthur Donald, and there will be the usual impressive array of musical talent which includes Kathleen MacInnes, Ross Martin and SMO’s very own music students. The College has always been at the heart of the Gaelic arts, and with the residencies for Visual Artists, Drama Artists, Musicians and Writers, the music degree programme and the summer shorts courses, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is now very much an inspirational and productive home for creativity and cooperation in the arts. We are looking forward to another special day and night with Ceòl ’s Craic where the fruits of SMO’s ongoing commitment to the arts and the burgeoning Gaelic arts scene in Glasgow will be centre stage”

Ishbel Murray from Ceòl ’s Craic said: “Ceòl ’s Craic are very much looking forward to welcoming Sabhal Mòr Ostaig to our event ‘Ceòl Mòr Ostaig’ at the CCA on Saturday 26 April. The programme this year reflects the breadth of skill and talent that the college has to offer in music, drama and the visual arts and we’re delighted that it has been possible for the first time to include the student drama (‘Sgeir’) as part of the day-long programme of events.”

Ceòl ’s Craic was established in 2004 to promote and encourage contemporary Gaelic culture in Glasgow.

Ceòl Mòr Ostaig will begin at 2.30pm, with presentations from the visual artists and then drama workshops before the concert in the evening, and everything will be held in the CAA in Glasgow. For more information on the event and tickets, visit

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