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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

8pm

Ladies Piping Night

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

Saturday 10th September

11am-12.30pm

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.

2pm

Service at Howmore Church

2.30pm-3.30pm

Two Macdonalds for the Prince

Recorded talk by Cailean MacLean and discussion at Howmore Church.

picture of Cailean MacLean

3.30pm

A Guided Walk around Howmore

Led by Tommy Macdonald.

7.30pm

Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain Concert

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

Sunday 11th September

1pm-2.30pm

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

3pm

Service at Our Lady of the Isles statue

4pm-6pm

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.