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An Èisteachd nam Bàrd 3-Tormod MacLeoid Siadar a’ Chladaich, Eilean Leodhais

An Èisteachd nam Bàrd 3-Tormod MacLeoid Siadar a’ Chladaich, Eilean Leodhais

Seo podcast am cois Tarmod MacLeòid à Siàdar a’ Chladaich. Tha e iongantach nam rudan a ghluaiseas bàrdachd an daoine.

Bhruidhinn mi ri Tormod MacLeòid à Siàdar a’ Chladaich a bhios ri bàrdachd. A measg a’ bhàrdachd a d’ aithris e, bha cuspairean fad’s farsainn: Airighean Shiàdar, Cogadh a’ Ghulf, An Suileabhan (aiseag Leòdhas), fir an taigh solais air na h-Eileanan Flanach 1900an, cruadal làithean air a thoisich obair an ola sa Chuan a Tuath as na 1990an agus mu 1991 air a chaill Comhairle nan Eilean airgid mòr ri linn BCCI.

Faodaidh sibh bhith farclais san fiadhle an cois seo.

An Èisteachd nam Bàrd 2-Criosaidh NicIomhair, Breascleit, Eilean Leodhais

An Èisteachd nam Bàrd 2-Criosaidh NicIomhair, Breascleit, Eilean Leodhais

Seo podcast a rinn mi an cois Criosaidh NicIomhair a Breascleit. Tha e iongantach nam rudan a ghluaiseas bàrdachd an daoine.

Bidh Criosaidh NicIomhair ri bàrdachd air cuspairean fad’s farsainn: Othaisg Bheag Bhrogach Dhubhcheannach, Cho Diblidh s a Tha an Latha, Creag an Taigh Sgoile, An Fhainne Oir-fainne a mathair, Rannan Cloinne, A’ Chiad Latha san Eaglais, Buidhean Ball-coise Alba, D Day, Dot Com. Rinn Criosaidh leabhar rannan cloinne Cuairt Chun Na Gealaich.

Faodaidh sibh bhith farclais san fiadhle an cois seo.

An Èisteachd nam Bàrd 1-Domhnall Greumach, Tolstadh Bho Thuath, Eilean Leodhais

An Èisteachd nam Bàrd 1-Domhnall Greumach, Tolstadh Bho Thuath, Eilean Leodhais

Podcast an cois Dòmhnall Jumbo Greumach nach maireann a Tolstadh Bho Thuath. Tha e iongantach nam rudan a ghluaiseas bàrdachd ann an daoine.

Bhruidhinn mi ri Jumbo mu chuid bhardachd. A measg a’ bhàrdachd a d’ aithris e, bha cuspairean fad ’s farsainn: Am bat-aiginn Ruiseanach an Kursk, Oran a’ Bheicire am Bricklayers song sa Ghàidhlig, ath chuairteachadh sgudal, sgrios na Twin Towers, mar chaidh an iasgach à bith mu chladaichean Leodhais agus buain mhonadh.

Faodaidh sibh bhith farclais san fiadhle an cois seo.

 

 

Deilbh Cluich

Deilbh Cluich

Thòisich mi nam phàrt den bhuidhean coimhearsnachd Cabraich a cur air adhairt deilbh cluich mu dualchas nan eilean an 2007.

An cois seo tha clàraidhean ceithir de na deilbh cluich a chaidh a chur air àrd ùrlar. Tha na sgriobtaichean rin leughadh air an ceangal làrach gu-iosal, Guthan nan Eilean agus CLILstore. Continue reading “Deilbh Cluich”

Hebridean Culture Week

A busy week in January 2019 sharing Hebridean Culture in the Isle of Lewis.

Tuesday: Clann an La an De the over 60s group in Shawbost,Westside with the Gaelic monologue Os Mo Chionn Sheinn an Uiseig by Eric J MacDonald. The play is about the life of Lewis women who followed the fishing. Continue reading “Hebridean Culture Week”

Souvenir of Great Yarmouth

Souvenir of Great Yarmouth

In 2012 playwright Eric J MacDonald of Uig, Isle of Lewis, wrote the monologue, A Souvenir of Great Yarmouth. The theme is the life of the young Isle of Lewis women, who used to gut, salt and pack herring barrels in Stornoway, Wick, Shetland, Great Yarmouth, Fraserburgh, Lowestoft and other fishing ports. The character Mary, looks back on aspects of her working life, memories of community then and observations on her life today. Continue reading “Souvenir of Great Yarmouth”

Sabaist Mhor Wick

Sabaist Mhor Wick

I just love beul aithris stories, from Isle of Lewis Gaelic oral tradition. It is rare to have the opportunity to perform them for an audience nowadays.

Therfore, I have recorded five stories, because of the richness of the language which was handed down to me in the telling. All five stories are now uploaded to Soundcloud. Most importantly, they will be available to anyone wishing to learn local stories. Continue reading “Sabaist Mhor Wick”

Tour guide Hebrides 2019

Tour guide Hebrides 2019

Magaidh Smith is a native Gaelic speaking tour guide in the Hebrides. Welcoming individuals and groups to the Isle of Lewis in 2019. I don’t get to dance at the Gearrannan Thatched House Village every day, much as I would love to.

http://www.gearrannan.com/

As a tour guide in the Hebrides I feel the natural environment offers many unique experiences to visitors. Besides the landscape is also related to our indigenous culture and traditions. Continue reading “Tour guide Hebrides 2019”

Dementia Friendly Community

Dementia Friendly Community

Dementia Friendly Community in the Hebrides. Toil Inntinn The Will of the Mind is a 2018 bi-lingual publication by Magaidh Smith. Working as Gaelic and Culture Activities co-ordinator on the Arora project, An Lanntair. Part one is a selection of my blogs, describing group activities and incredible conversations.  Part two is research, an array of culturally relevant conversations about memory. Continue reading “Dementia Friendly Community”