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Accordion & Fiddle Favourites: Isles FM 103

31. July 2009

Accordion & Fiddle Favourites: Isles FM 103

  Just found out tonight that I am presenting the: ISLES FM Accordion & Fiddle programme on Saturday 1st Aug. The Minch Musicianess is off on the plane to Belfast tomorrow to some country music festival along with a friend’s wife so I will have to do this one myself-I know that you prefer her choice [...]

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The Ceilidh King Fergie MacDonald plays in Inverness

31. July 2009

The Ceilidh King Fergie MacDonald plays in Inverness

The Ceilidh King Fergie MacDonald Yes the “Ceilidh King”. The man who gave the world Ceilidh music. Offkilter featuring Fergie MacDonald Sat 1st August at The Ironworks in Inverness, Scotland, which boasts state of the art equipment and a fully professional team dedicated to bringing Inverness the best in live music entertainment. Looks like we [...]

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Minch Musician-Stornoway:Clan Morrison Society Gathering

31. July 2009

Minch Musician-Stornoway:Clan Morrison Society Gathering

We had a good dinner & Ceilidh for the Clan Morrison Society Gathering in Borve Hotel last night. 112 people were dined wined & entertained. Amongst the guests were the Clan Chief, Dr Iain Morrison and also Andrew Morrison otherwise known as Viscount Dunrossil who now lives in Texas. I met some very interesting people there. [...]

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ACG: An Comunn Gaidhealach

30. July 2009

ACG: An Comunn Gaidhealach

An Comunn Gàidhealach is a voluntary membership organisation, with charitable status, founded in Oban in 1891 as a vehicle for the preservation and development of the Gaelic language. It actively encourages the teaching, learning and use of the Gaelic language and the study and cultivation of Gaelic literature, history, music and art. Initially, the Association [...]

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Clan Morrison Society Visits Lewis

26. July 2009

Clan Morrison Society Visits Lewis

I am joining up with the Clan Morrison Society visitors on Tuesday and Wednesday. They are coming to Lewis to visit our place of origin in Ness Lewis and particularly ”Dun Eistean” which was the Morrison Stronghold. They are also going to visit other salient points of interest around Lewis & Harris followed by a talk and a [...]

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The Minch Musician:

26. July 2009

The Minch Musician:

I had a lovely email from my friend “the Minch Musician” yesterday.The email was accompanied with an attachment with a photo of the Stornoway Ullapool ferry in rough weather crossing the minch.It brought back some wonderful memories of my days in rough weather in The China Sea and The North Atlantic…. Not for the faint hearted! [...]

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The Breves in The Highlands & Islands:

26. July 2009

The Breves in The Highlands & Islands:

  The Morrisin Clan are meeting in Lewis this week.The Morrisins are a great Clan.They were the law makers for The Lords of The Isles.The Judges were appointed by The Clan Chiefs and the profession was handed down from father to son.This is where the expression Breves come from.A Breve was a Judge appointed by [...]

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Homecoming opener boosted economy:

25. July 2009

Homecoming opener boosted economy:

  Burns Light Events  A report estimates the Burns Light event in Dumfries helped to bring about £150,000 into the local economy. About 17,000 people attended the celebration which started festivities to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. Organisers said it had been such a success they now hoped to stage [...]

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Lord of The Isles: The Foundation

21. July 2009

Lord of The Isles: The Foundation

King of The Hebrides Somerled Gilledomman’s grandson, seized the Isles from the King of Mann in 1156 and founded a dynasty that in time became the Lords of the Isles. He was both Gael and Norseman: his contemporaries knew him as Somerled Macgilbred, Somhairle or in Norse Sumarlidi Höld (‘Somerled’ means “summer wanderer”, the name [...]

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Armadale: The Clan Donald Centre

20. July 2009

Armadale: The Clan Donald Centre

Armadale Castle & Museum of the Isles   Armadale Castle, ClanDonald Centre and Museum on the Isle of Skye sees around 50,000 visitors every year. The museum aims to help people trace their Scottish roots and understand the history of the Scottish Highlands. Visitors come to research their family history and learn more about Highland [...]

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