Tag Archives: Belonging

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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Interview with Gloria MacKillop in Berneray

Gloria MacKillop arrived 46 years ago to Berneray, the ‘island of bachelors’, to be a relief district nurse.  Her plan to stay for three months and then go back to Australia fell apart when she met ‘Splash’, her husband to … Continue reading

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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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A foreigner?

“I have an idea that some (wo)men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid strangers in their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they are known from childhood or the populous streets in witch they have … Continue reading

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