Ceòlas is set to celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest Gaelic bards of the 20th century.
Dòmhnall Iain Dhonnchaidh was born 7th February, 1919 in Snaoiseabhal, Isle of South Uist. Raised in a family and community brimming with Gaelic culture, oral lore, song and music, he was to become one of the most talented Gaelic poets of the 20th century.
Join Ceòlas on Saturday, 2 February in celebrating the life and work of Dòmhnall Iain Dhonnchaidh.
A Mass in Bornais church will feature his hymns (11am). The community will then be welcome to lunch & tea in Talla Staoinebrig (12noon). Weather permitting, there will be a walk around Snaoiseabhal, looking at the landscape which influenced his poetry (1:30pm). Iseabail T MacDonald, who set many of Dòmhnall Iain’s pieces to music, will present a talk on aspects of the store of oral lore possessed by Dòmhnall Iain and his family, in Talla Staoinebrig (3pm; in English).
From 7:30pm, a concert in Talla Staoinebrig will feature musicians and singers from the Uist community, including Iseabail T MacDonald, Màiri MacMillan, Ruairidh Grey, Catrìona Garbutt, Shona MacLellan, members of the family and other local performers.