Blowing on the Embers of The Old New Year

Blowing on the Embers of The Old New Year

Blowing on the Embers by Magaidh Smith in the Isle of Lewis

The Oidhche Challain custom of circling, in a sunwise direction, the fire in each home on the evening prior to 12th of January, the Old New Year’s Day, no longer happens regularly in the Isle of Lewis. Continue reading “Blowing on the Embers of The Old New Year”

An Turas Ceilidh na Gaidhlig 2016

An Turas Ceilidh na Gaidhlig 2016

The new short Gaelic play An Turas by local writer Eric J Macdonald, Uig performed by Magaidh and Ali MacLennan has been entertaining Isle of Lewis audiences at Ceilidh na Gaidhlig in Back and Bragar during the last few weeks.   Continue reading “An Turas Ceilidh na Gaidhlig 2016”

Lewis men at the Whaling in South Georgia-new publication

Lewis men at the Whaling in South Georgia-new publication

Balaich na Whalers is a 16 page publication compiled by Magaidh. It contains stories and pictures contributed by Lewismen who worked in the whale hunting industry in South Georgia in the 1950s and early 60s. Continue reading “Lewis men at the Whaling in South Georgia-new publication”