Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath are happy to announce the opening of the second stage of their Heritage Lottery funded exhibition, ‘An fheadhainn tha laighe sàmhach’, which has now moved into the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum, where it will be joined by Pròiseact nan Ealan’s travelling ‘Gairm nan Gàidheal’. This joint exhibition will now run throughout the year, together with a lively programme of workshops, activities and events for all ages. We are deeply indebted to the hard work, commitment and flair of Simon MacQuarrie, whose designs have married the two separate groups’ exhibitions apparently seamlessly. We are so grateful to him and to the generosity of PnE’s considerable support with this venture.
We are delighted that Neil Ferguson has agreed to open the exhibition for us. After he has performed this ceremony, he will give a short talk about his memories of the bard, Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna and will sing some of his work, particularly those poems which reflect the bard’s war experience. Còisir Ghàidhlig Uibhist will perform two songs, one an original composition in parts for the Reverend John Smith’s poem addressed to the bard. Other local musicians, such as Norman Johnson on pipes, Duncan Mackinnon, who will sing some of his father, the Berneray bard’s war poems, Patrick Hughes and Paul McCallum will also contribute. There will be light refreshments and all are welcome to attend.