This exhibition ‘Ceòl Uibhist a Tuath’takes a look at the music of North Uist across the ages. We journey through the works of John MacCodrum and Dòmhnall ‘Ruadh’ Choruna who still influence present day musicians, such as singers Julie Fowlis, Linda MacLeod and the band Beinn Lee, who have played major roles in modernising the tradition. Songwriters, Calum and Rory MacDonald, are known the world over; their influence is international, as part of the band ‘Runrig’. Here you will find poetry, music, song, piping, dance-music and field-workers who played an important role in the preservation of oral and written works.
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DIBHEARSAIN SIUBHAL AGUS FASAN 1970AN
Entertainment Travel Fashion 1970s
An exhibition about the fashion, travel and entertainment in the 1970s.
Buidhean Bàrdachd agus Sgrìobhaidh Pauline Prior-Pitt
Poetry Evenings & Writing Group Pauline Prior-Pitt
An exhibition about Pauline is a poet and performer, who has lived on the island of North Uist for
the past 23 years. She has published seven collections of poetry and four
An Naomh agus an Saoghalta
The Sacred and the Secular
An exhibition about psalm singing which is part of community
worship. In fact, prayer and singing is the only part the congregation can take part in. The
rest of the service is delivery by the minister, so that the psalms sung in the traditional
way are very upraising.
Craoladairean agus Luchd-Trusaidh
Broadcasters and Collectors
An exhibition about the the history of music which is as old as humanity itself and the need to share music
has been strong throughout the ages. It’s a shared emotional, physical and
spiritual experience, a creative connection.