Ceòlas Summer School 2022

Community Events

Below you can find all of our events during this years’ Summer School! Online booking has now closed but don’t worry as there are plenty tickets left for all of our events – simply pop in to Cnoc Soilleir on Ceòlas week (3rd-8th July) or contact the office to book! There is also no need to collect tickets as we will have all the bookings on a list on the door as you arrive at the event. Our free events do not require registration before attending.

Church wirh sheep in foreground

Sunday 3rd July: 11.30 am

Gàidhlig Mass – St. Peter’s Church

Sunday 3rd July: 7.30 pm. £5.00

Welcome Cèilidh – Southend Community Hall

A huge welcome to all our students and visitors to the island presented with song and dance and music and great Uist hospitality!

portrait of Nana Mzhavanadze

Monday 4th July: 4.00-5.00 pm. FREE

Harmony Singing – Cnoc Soilleir

Come and join the Ceòlas artist-in-residence, Nana Mzhavanadze and experience the joy of singing polyphonic harmonies with other singers.

musical instruments

Monday 4th July: 5.00-7.00 pm. FREE

Session – Lochboisdale Hotel

Monday 4th July: 8.00-10.00 pm. £10.00

Piping Concert LIVE – St Peters Hall

featuring Seonaidh MacIntyre, Ailean Macdonald and Keith MacDonald from Cape Breton.

Tuesday 5th July: 4.00-5.00 pm. FREE

Cape Breton Square Dance – Cnoc Soilleir

The Cape Breton tutors take you to the floor. Learn to stamp your feet and swing your partner, in a traditional Cape Breton Square Dance.

Tuesday 5th July: 8.00-10.00 pm

Singing Concert – Southend Community Hall

featuring Mairi MacMillan, Gillebrìde MacMillan, Cathy Ann MacPhee and many more.

Wednesday 6th July: 3.30-5.00 pm. £5.00

A Walk and a Dram – South Lochboisdale

Join Domhnall Ruairidh Campbell for a walk and talk about the stories and songs associated with the area.

Meet in South Lochboisdale.

Wednesday 6th July: 4.00-5.00 pm. FREE

Harmonic Singing – Cnoc Soilleir

Come and join the Ceòlas artist-in-residence,

Nana Mzhavanadze.

Wednesday 6th July: 5.00-7.00pm. FREE

Session – Am Politician

Book beforehand at Am Politician – essential

musical instruments
Kimberley holding fiddle

Wednesday 6th July: 8.00-10.00 pm. £10.00

Cape Breton Night – Southend Community Hall

Kimberley Fraser joins the MacDonald Brothers

on stage to provide an evening of the best music

from Cape Breton, plus extra special guests.

Thursday 7th July: 4.00-5.00 pm. FREE

Harmonic Singing – Cnoc Soilleir

Come and join the Ceòlas artist-in-residence,

Nana Mzhavanadze.

Thursday 7th July: 5.00-7.00pm. FREE

Session – Borrodale Hotel

musical instruments

Thursday 7th July: 8.00 til late £10.00

Fiddle and Dance NightSouthend Community Hall

An incredible line-up of the best fiddlers on both sides of the Atlantic featuring Kimberley Fraser, Archie MacAllister, Kyle MacDonald, with Sophie Stevenson, Jayne NicLeòid and many more.

Friday 8th July: 7.30 pm £10.00

Ceilidh Mòr – Southend Community Hall

The final concert of the Ceòlas Summer School week with contributions from the tutors and special guests, including Ingrid Henderson and the MacDonald Brothers from Cape Breton – A night to remember!