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Ceòlas Symposium 2022

Thar Chuan

New Confirmed Dates – 9th – 11th September 2022

1749 portrait of Flora MacDonald

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Jacobite heroine Flora Macdonald, with guest speakers including Cailean Maclean, Prof. Mats Melin and Prof. Hugh Cheape

Friday 9th September


Ladies Piping Night

Celebrating all the women pipers of Uist, at Talla an Ìochdair – tickets £10.

Saturday 10th September


Flòraidh a’ Phrionnsa: Eadar Seanchas ‘s Ròlaistean

Talk by Prof. Hugh Cheape on the stories and myth around the tale of Flora Macdonald at Talla an Ìochdair.


Service at Howmore Church


Two Macdonalds for the Prince

Recorded talk by Cailean MacLean and discussion at Howmore Church.

picture of Cailean MacLean


A Guided Walk around Howmore

Led by Tommy Macdonald.


Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain Concert

A special concert at Talla Chàirinis, North Uist. Tickets – £15 or £10 for concessions.

Sunday 11th September


Flora MacDonald’s Fancy

In conversation with Mats Melin, exploring the origins of the dance named after the Jacobite heroine, held at Talla an Ìochdair.

Mats Melin


Service at Our Lady of the Isles statue


Walk and a Song with Dorothy MacVicar

A walk and a song at Rueval, Benbecula starting at the car park going along the track round the back.