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Tionscadal an Annie Jane

Tuesday 15 August 2023 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tiogaidean ri fhaighinn an seo | Tickets available here


A concert celebrating those who make the difficult choice to leave their home country in the hope of a better life.

“In late 1853, the ‘Annie Jane’ set sail from Liverpool, heading for Quebec, North America. On board were 450 men, women and children: Irish, Scottish and English emigrants fleeing poverty and famine.” Swiss missionaries and Québécois crew.

“They never made it.

At almost midnight on the 28th Septemeber the ship was wrecked 1000 of miles off course on the small island of Vatersay in the Outer Hebrides. Over 350 of the passengers and crew were lost that night.”

The concert comprises of Scottish, Irish and Candian traditional music with Highland, Irish and Canadian traditional dance celebrating the lives of those lost and those who still make the difficult and perilous choice to leave their own country in the hope of a better life.


The concert features:

Des Cafferkey – flute, whistles, highland and uilleann pipes

Michael Lavelle – flute, whistles, highland and lowland pipes

Cian McNamara – button accordion, guitar, highland pipes and snare drum

Tara Breen – fiddle

Niamh O’Brien – harp and sound design

Alyth McCormack – voice and harmonium

Nadine Conroy – Irish dance

Mark Conroy – Irish dance

Ellie Macpherson – Highland dance

Kiera macdonald – Higland dance

Cara Butler – Choreographer


Tuesday 15 August 2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm




Southend Community Hall
Southend Community Hall, Daliburgh
Isle of South Uist, Isle of South Uist HS8 5SS
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