Imagine a cèilidh that could wake the dead

“Imagine a cèilidh that could wake the dead” The Herald

 “Beautiful Gaelic songs … with plenty of humour and successfully captures the cèilidh spirit” The Wee Review

For this week, a lively and fun piece of musical theatre capturing the true spirit of the cèilidh comes to the north and south ends of Skye.

Gaelic language-based Theatre Gu Leòr brings Cèilidh to Kilmuir Hall tonight (22 March) and to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, TDC main hall, on Friday. Both shows begin at 7.30pm.

Wild, outspoken and buried face down on the Isle of Harris, poet Màiri Ruadh is back from beyond the grave, with one last night to resurrect the true meaning of the cèilidh. She has fire in her belly and is determined never to be silenced again.

Cèilidh is a new play full of live music, songs and stories. It is subtitled and suitable for anyone with or without Gaelic, but only those ready for a cèilidh like no other!

Blasad Gàidhlig – Gaelic on Holiday

Every Wednesday, 3-4pm – An introduction to Gaelic

Abairtean, ainmean-àite, eachdraidh, cultar…

Gaelic is the native language of this area and you will find it all around you, on place-names, road signs and spoken by many in the community. Come along for an informal introduction to the Gaelic language and culture and learn a little Gaelic. For complete beginners. Fàilte ron a h-uile duine! Saor an asgaidh. Everybody welcome! Free entry. In the meeting room, upstairs in the Iain Noble Building, across the road from the main entrance to the College Campus.

SEALL all go to the end of December

SEALL is delighted that we have been given the go-ahead by Creative Scotland with our programme of events up to the end of December. A generous funding package allows us to expand our events and develop our quality management of those events (thankyou Marie Lewis and Sara Bain) from March to the end of the year.
We are now working hard to complete funding for the Skye Festival in July and August.

The Full Colour Programme is HERE

SEALL’s new Spring 2018 full colour programme has been sent to the printers so will be available very soon. Then you can sit in the comfort of your bath and digest the wonderful list of events up to June. Download your copy of the SPRING  PROGRAMME

Look out for event changes

Once we publish an event it then gets into all sorts of public listings. If the event has to be changed it is impossible for us to change all those listings. So always keep a look out here for changes, or make sure you are getting our weeklly email or find us on Facebook.

SEALL at Showcase Scotland

SEALL was well represented at the recent 5-day Showcase Scotland gathering in Glasgow as part of Celtic Connections. They met with over 120 international festival and event organisers, attended meetings and the Trade Fair, and worked hard all day and all evening seeing more than 25 different bands. It is tiring work but someone has to do it. We also distributed 300 Skye Festival postcards around the venues.

Event no 1,000 or 1,504?

SEALL’s 1000th event in 2014 was fake news! We have been updating our archival database of every event we have promoted since 1991. Our wonderful celebration on 3 May 2014 now appears to have been event no 1,504! To date we have reached 1,808 – so not long to 2,000! Soon you will be able to see the complete list.

Coming soon for 2018

In a couple of weeks this space will be filled with a programme of wonderful events for 2018. Just making the final confirmations before we go live.

Energectic five-piece hit Sabhal Mòr

Critically-acclaimed Edinburgh-based quintet Mt Doubt are making big waves on the Scottish music scene.

Described as “Caledonian pop with a good slug of guitar” the “atmospheric” alt rock/dark pop five-piece are on tour to promote their latest EP Moon Landing and come to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr, tomorrow (Saturday, 18 November) with singer-songwriter and poet Lee Robert Bouzida.

In 2015, Edinburgh musician Leo Bargery set up the Mt Doubt project. Two years down the line and the addition of four talented musicians, the band have received radio airplay on Amazing Radio, Xfm, KEXP, and BBC Radio Scotland;  Leo’s distinctive vocals (“a voice like grizzled honey”) and the band’s accomplished musicianship have gained high praise from The Herald, The National and the BBC; and they were tipped as one of Vic Galloway’s ’25 Scottish Artists to Watch in 2016.

Lee Robert Bouzida is a young singer songwriter with family connections in Ord. He comes to An Talla Mòr following the launch his new CD, The Making of a Bad Dream.

The evening kicks off at 7.30pm.

Breakish Folk CLub

Occasionally we are very happy to support other like-minded groups – particualrly when our own programme is a bit thin!

Breakish Folk Club presents Allan MacDonald

5th February 2018 at 7.30 pm in Breakish Hall.

“The single most important living source of Gaelic musical culture.” (John Purser)

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