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    Ardroil

    by  • 28 May 2010 • Video • 0 Comments

    Intriguing, isn’t it. There will be a full film in due course. Script by Eric Macdonald; produced by Theatre Hebrides. Share

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    In Uig Shop

    by  • 2 December 2009 • Life in Uig, Video

    It’s Film G time again – this is filmed in our shop, with some familiar faces. (We don’t have line dancing in the hall though.) Don’t forget to vote. Share

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    BBC Alba: A Reir na h-Aimsir

    by  • 5 April 2009 • Gàidhlig, Video • 4 Comments

    The BBC Alba series A Reir na h-Aimsir, which looks at how weather affects us, was this week in Lewis, looking at how traditional blackhouse architecture has been adapted for a new house in Brenish, amongst other things.  There’s a trio of well-known Uig bodachs on local weather lore at about the 22-minute mark. To [...]

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    The Uig Quiz

    by  • 28 February 2009 • CEU, Entertainments, History, Land Issues, Video • 2 Comments

    At the Uig Celebration dinner and ceilidh on Friday, there was an Uig quiz, compiled by Teen Anne Murray. Twenty questions; this site may help you with some of them but for most, you’re on your own.  Answers in the comments please. 1. Name the oldest and youngest people currently resident in Uig. 2. Recent [...]

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    Waulking Songs at the Ceilidh, 10 Feb

    by  • 3 February 2009 • News & Events, Video • 0 Comments

    Our monthly ceilidh sessions are about to resume, the next on Tuesday 10 Feb from about 8pm, at the Museum at Uig Hall.  This time we’ll be joined by Maggie Smith and the participants of the traditional song workshop, who will sing some women’s work songs, including waulking songs.  All welcome, to join in or [...]

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    Settling the Canadian West

    by  • 24 January 2009 • Video • 0 Comments

    The National Film Board of Canada has just launched an extraordinary website with hundreds of clips from 90 years of film-making in Canada. So far I’m not finding anything specifically Hebridean, but here’s a full-length dramatisation of the settling of the prairies, featuring a family from Montreal that takes a new farm in Saskatchewan in [...]

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    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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