Category Archives: Gaelic

A letter to a dead Scot deeply concerned about tradition

In NIGHT FALLS ON ARDNAMURCHAN (*) Alasdair Maclean says: “For a culture to be worthy of the name, for it to succour natives rather than entertain tourists or entertain those who, in cultural matters, are but tourists in their own … Continue reading

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5 Programmes in French about music and Gaelic culture in the Hebrides

Duncan MacKinnon, great Gaelic singer in Berneray http://www.rts.ch/espace-2/programmes/musique-en-memoire/4801024-musique-en-memoire-du-22-04-2013.html Jean-Luc Rieder and Isabelle Watson from Radio Suisse Romande have created a beautiful image of today’s traditional music culture on the Hebrides.  You will hear the voices of some well known musicians … Continue reading

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Mise agus an cù

This is my first attempt to say something in the language of these beautiful islands. Listen here:

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Gordon Wells, his Shakuhachi flute and language

This interview  with Gordon Wells, the Project Officer of Island Voices, is given in two parts. I. In the first part, Gordon speaks about his home made flute – the ‘ Gaelic Shakuhachi’, the Winter Blues and why he has … Continue reading

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Sìne Stiùbhart ‘s Caraidean Uibhist

Tha Loriana Pauli a’ bruidhinn ri Sìne Stiùbhart, co-òrdanaiche  Caraidean Uibhist, buidheann saor-thoileach a tha a’ toirt taic do dh’inbhich.  Cluinnear Sìne an seo. ‘S ann airson cuideachadh a thoirt do dh’fheadhainn a tha aonarach ‘s nach eil a’ gabhail … Continue reading

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