• Entertainments

    Gaelic Karaoke: Seinn Thu Fhèin

    by  • 22 January 2009 • Entertainments, Gàidhlig, News & Events, Video • 1 Comment

    Pròiseact nan Ealan and Murray International Language Centre, both in Stornoway, have collaborated on the production of a new Gaelic Karaoke DVD, to be launched this Friday (23 January) at Celtic Connections in Glasgow.  There are nine songs in the collection, including Eilean an Fhraoich, Hè mo Leannan and our own Fear a’Bhàta, with the […]

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    FilmG: Am/Àite

    by  • 18 December 2008 • Entertainments, Gàidhlig, History, Video • 0 Comments

    MG Alba, which in partnership with the BBC runs BBC Alba, the new Gaelic digital TV service, is also running a Gaelic short film competition, FilmG.  This is an entry with Uig connections, Am/Àite, written by Eric Macdonald, directed by Alasdair Macleod and featuring a few faces you might know. You can see other films […]

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    Ceilidh with the North Lochs Folk

    by  • 23 November 2008 • CEU, Entertainments • 0 Comments

    Better late than never… last month CE Uig hosted a contingent from North Lochs Historical Society, who came for a tour of the museum, a cup of tea and a ceilidh.  They beat us 3-1 on the singing but we were delighted to have them.  Other societies and groups who would like to pay a visit […]

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    More Prizes at the Crofters’ Show

    by  • 21 September 2008 • Entertainments, History, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    From the Highland News, 30 August 1913; we’ve already had the fundraising concert and the domestic prizes: The West Uig and Bernera Crofters’ Show was held at Lochcroistean School on Wednesday the 20th August, under most favourable auspices, the day being sunny and warm and in every way pleasant for the great concourse of people […]

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    A Concert in Valtos, 1913

    by  • 10 September 2008 • Entertainments, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

    Highland News, 22 March 1913: A most enjoyable concert in aid of the Uig and Bernera Cattle Show Fund was held in Valtos Public School  on Friday 14th inst.,  Mr Duncan Maclean Gisla presiding.  Despite the wintry weather there was a crowded house, parties having come from the Island of Bernera and as far west […]

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    Whisky Galore at the Upper End

    by  • 21 August 2008 • Entertainments, Tales & Traditions • 0 Comments

    From an Uig News series of articles about beachcombing, by Dave Roberts. The variety of things that washed up is quite incredible, and unexpected. In 1924, long before “The Politician” sank off Eriskay, “Saltier” (Malcolm Buchanan) from Brenish, disappeared for three days. He was eventually discovered down by the curing houses, sleeping soundly alongside a 40-gallon drum of […]

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    Uig at Home to Harris, 1949

    by  • 7 August 2008 • Entertainments, History • 0 Comments

    From the Gazette, 22 July 1949: Football:– On Wednesday, 6th July, Uig completed their home league programme when Harris visited Ardroil. The home team quickly went ahead from a well-placed shot from Mackay which gave the Harris goalkeeper no chance.  The Uig forwards were well supplied with the ball, and it was no surprise when […]

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    Summer Outing, 1950s

    by  • 8 July 2008 • Archive photos, Entertainments, Life in Uig • 0 Comments

      The first tea-break on an outing from Uig to Harris; the stop was on the main road in the dip by the Leurbost road end.  Peter Smith on the melodeon.  Clockwise from the suit: 1. (in the suit) Angus Macdonald 11 Geshader (Anga) 2. Effie Mackenzie Earshader (Eiric Six) 3. Cathie Margaret Macleod 2 […]

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