Tag Archives: living on the islands

Between Gales (January 2015)

You wake to deep grey darkness. No spark to lighten your tentative walk to the kitchen trying to avoid the curled up dog. Communication utilities are dead. But then the comfort of candles, of a roaring fire, a coffee with … Continue reading

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To St.Kilda/Hirta

St.Kilda is an isolated archipelago 64 kilometers west-northwest of North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean. It contains the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.   Poor St.Kilda, Marilyn Monroe of the islands; in contrast to many I … 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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