An Island Ceilidh
With The Stephen Drummond Band
Anyone who has joined a Scottish Ceilidh in the Highlands and Islands knows that this evening of live music, dance, and song is one of the most exhilarating and energizing events you could possibly experience. We will learn the dance steps, have a party, and imbibe a joyful dimension of the Scottish soul.at the Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghal (Royal National Mòd), the yearly celebration of Gaelic music. Tonight’s program also features choir director Carole B. Miller performing on the traditional, triangular Celtic harp.
An Evening of Poetry and Storytelling with Ian Stephen
Ian fell in love with boats and sailing as a boy, pairing this love affair with a passion for the beautiful but merciless Scottish coastline, an inspiration and motivating force for his poems, plays and radio broadcasts for many years. This evening he speaks about his new book, Waypoints: Seascapes and Stories from Scotland’s West Coast. His themes will include the many parallels between storytelling and navigating coastal waters.
Còisir Ghàidhlig Thunga: The Tong Gaelic Choir in Concert
This evening’s performance will illustrate the music, culture, and history of the Gaels through music and song, from lively Puirt a Beuls (mouth music) to work songs and everything in between. Tonight’s program will feature Carole B. Miller performing on the lever harp. Joining her will be The Tong Gaelic Choir, whose members come from all over Lewis and Harris. They perform regularly at the Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghal (Royal National Mòd), the yearly celebration of Gaelic music. Although the songs are in Gaelic, the lyrics will be explained to illuminate their context and meaning.