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SKYE 4 JULY TO FESTIVAL

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Welcome to our award-winning festival Welcome to the 2017 Skye Festival - Fèis an Eilein - an annual celebration of island culture and performing arts. This year we celebrate 26 years since the Festival was started. Originally a two-week festival, we resurrected the event in 2014 as one of the best small-venue festivals in Scotland, and received the award of the Highland Community Initiative of the Year in 2014. The Festival is organised by SEALL - Skye Events for All - one of Scotland’s leading rural touring promoters, and we work closely with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College. SEALL offers a programme of over 30 events, with some of the top names in Scottish traditional music, a visit from the Circus, a week of Jazz with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland, an international world music premiere, and some great Gilbert and Sullivan. We also work with the community of Sleat who provide charity cafés, house parties, cèilidhs, exhibitions and environmental days. Skye Festival events are organised by Duncan MacInnes, Artistic Director, SEALL The SEALL – Skye Events for All – one of the

WHO WE ARE

liveliest community-led performing arts promotion groups in the UK. Operating from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (the Gaelic College), in Sleat, Isle of Skye, award-winning SEALL has been, for over 25 years, delivering a diverse and top quality programme of around 80 performing arts events to locals and visitors every year since 1991. SEALL also co-produces, with FOTS Records, the Skye Swing Jazz Festival which takes place in October. SEALL at Sabhal Mor Ostaig was named venue of the year in the 2015 MG Alba Trad Music Awards.

SEALL Administrator Marie Lewis and Artistic Director Duncan MacInnes outside An Talla Mòr

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Fàilte don fhèis againn a tha air iomadh duais a chosnadh

CÒ TH’ ANNAINN ‘S e SEALL - Skye Events for All - a tha air aon de na buidhnean-eagrachaidh ionadail as cliùitiche san Rìoghachd Aonaichte - a bhios ag eagrachadh na fèis. Tha sinn stèidhichte aig Sabhal Mòr Ostaig ann an Slèite, an t-Eilean Sgitheanach agus fad còrr is 25 bliadhna bho 1991 tha sinn air a bhith a’ lìbhrigeadh prògraim a tha measgaichte aig an ìre as àirde anns a bheil 80 tachartas ealain a h-uile bliadhna

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Fàilte do dh’Fhèis an Eilein 2017 - fèis bhliadhnail a bhios a’ taisbeanadh cultar is ealan an Eilein Sgitheanaich. Am-bliadhna, tha sinn a’ comharrachadh 26 bliadhna bhon a chaidh a cur air chois. Thòisich sinn as ùr ann an 2014 mar aon de na fèisean as fheàrr ann an tallachan beaga na h-Alba agus choisinn an fhèis an duais Iomairt Choimhearsnachd na Gàidhealtachd ann an 2014. ‘S e SEALL - Skye Events for All - a tha air aon de na buidhnean-eagrachaidh ionadail as cliùitiche an Alba - a bhios ag eagrachadh na fèis agus bidh sinn ag obair gu dlùth le Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Tha còrr is 30 tachartas an lùib a’ phrògraim, agus nam measg tha cuid de na h-ainmean as cliùitiche ann an ceòl traidiseanta na h-Alba, soircas, seachdain jazz le Orcastra Jazz Òigridh Nàiseanta na h-Alba, a’ chiad chothrom air tachartas ciùil eadar-nàiseanta fhaicinn, agus beagan Gilbert is Sullivan. Bidh sinn ag obair an com-pàirteachas le muinntir Shlèite a bhios a’ cur chafaidhean, phàrtaidhean, chèilidhean, thaisbeanaidhean agus làithean àrainneachd air dòigh. Donnchadh MacAonghais, Stiùiriche SEALL

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Annual membership is £30 a year and members usually receive £2 off the price of a SEALLpromoted event. Season tickets are £120 a year (£45 for young people ages 11-18) and offer the holder free access to most SEALL events. Take advantage of these great savings and support SEALL by joining us. Mail this form to us or send us an email with all the details.

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SABHAL MÒR OSTAIG

SABHAL MÒR OSTAIG

Scotland’s Gaelic College, is in south Skye, 13 miles south of the junction of the A851 at Broadford and two miles from the Armadale ferry. The Festival’s main venues are situated here.

‘S ann an taobh deas an Eilein Sgiathanaich a tha Colaiste Gàidhlig na h-Alba, 13 mìle deas air ceangal A851 aig An t-Ath Leathann agus 2 mhìle bho chidhe-aiseig Armadal.

The main hall

Talla Dhonaidh Chaimbeul 'S e Talla Dhonaidh

An Talla Mòr is the cèilidh space in the old stone farm-

Na togalaichean as sine aig a' Cholaiste - 's e àite sònraichte airson chuirmean is chèilidhean a th' anns an t-seann shabhal a chaidh a thogail san 19mh linn. 'S ann ri taobh an rothaid mhòir a tha an Talla Mòr, aig ceann rathad Tharscabhaig.

The main hall of Talla Dhonaidh Chaimbeul is the largest venue and provides a quality performance space with raked seating for up to 150 people. Situated within the main college campus between the road and the sea. building above the road, at the Tarskavaig road junction.

Seòmar Chruinneachaidh is the meeting room next to An Talla Mòr.

OTHER VENUES Ardvasar Hall in the middle of Ardvasar village. An Crùbh, Duisdale the new community hub near Isleornsay.

Tarskavaig Communities Hall on the west coast

Chaimbeul am prìomh thalla far a bheil àiteachan suidhe airson 150 daoine. Tha e suidhichte ann am prìomh àrainn na Colaiste eadar an rathad mòr agus a' mhuir.

An Talla Mòr

Seòmar Chruinneachaidh faisg air An Talla Mhòr. Bidh tachartasan SEALL gan cumail ann an tallachan eile an ceann a deas an eilein, a leithid Talla Ardvasair, An Crùbh ann an Eilean Iarmain, an talla as ùire ann an Slèite, Talla Tharscabhaig, an talla baile aig a bheil na seallaidhean as brèagha ann an Alba, agus Talla Dearg. Bidh bàr ann aig na tachartasan seo.

boasting stunning sea views.

Talla Dearg the art gallery next to Isleornsay Hotel. THE MAIN PROGRAMME: The main events of the Festival are organised by SEALL. Tickets for all

these events can be reserved directly from the website, or at the door, and are most eligible for membership discounts. Details of how to reserve Fringe tickets, if needed, are given in each entry.

CHILD FRIENDLY: Nearly all our events are family friendly. We welcome children to concerts (even those with a bar!) to start getting a taste for our wonderful traditional music and other concerts. Most evening events are planned to last 2 to 2.5 hours, but you can leave early if necessary.

FESTIVAL FRINGE:

Festival Fringe events are organised by various community groups and individuals in Sleat, and include: charity cafés in Ardvasar Hall; community cafés in Tarskavaig Hall; Made in Sleat exhibition in Duisdale; art galleries in Isleornsay; house concerts; Monday Gaelic quizzes; Wednesday open music sessions; and Thursday cèilidh dances.

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2017 PROGRAMME STARTS HERE Tuesday, 4 July, 7.30pm

Dimàirt, 4 An t-Iuchar 7.30f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main hall

TRADITIONAL FAMILY CONCERT

Gaelic song and young musicians

The opening concert of the 2017 Fèis an Eilein takes place during the family Gaelic week at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, when parents of children who attend Gaelic medium primary schools get together to develop their language and cultural skills. We will be joined by various guests, young and old, for a family orientated night of song, dance and music. You do not need to be a Gaelic speaker to enjoy this evening.

Wednesday 5 July, 8pm Diciadain 5 An t-Iuchar, 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig main hall

Adults £15, Students/Members £13, Young People £8, Season Tickets/ Under 10s £0

TaisbeanadhGàidhlig-Innseanach airson Hull - Prìomh Bhaile a’ Chultair - a tha air duaisean ealain a chosnadh

Òrain Ghàidhlig agus luchd-ciùil òg

Bidh a’ chiad chuirm aig Fèis an Eilein 2017 ann nuair a bhios Seachdain nan Teaghlaichean a’ dol aig Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, nuair a bhios pàrantan aig a bheil clann ann an sgoiltean Gàidhlig air feadh na dùthcha a’ tighinn cruinn còmhla airson an cuid sgilean Gàidhlig a leasachadh. Bidh cuide ri aoighean, sean is òg, ann airson oidhche làn òran, dannsa is ciùil a chòrdas ri teaghlaichean. Adults £8, Students/Members £6, Young People £4, Season Tickets/Under 10s £0

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An dèidh a thaisbeanadh an toiseach ann an Hull an lùib prògram Prìomh Bhaile a’ Chultair agus Southbank ann an Lunnainn, tha sinn air leth fortanach gu bheil a’ chuirm seo a’ dol a bhith againn. Tha an seinneadair cliùiteach, Anna Mhàrtainn, à Cille Mhoire agus an neach-ealain fuaime, Jason Singh, à Manchester, a’ toirt Roots thugainn: measgachadh ealanta de dh’òrain Ghàidhlig cuide ri ceòl le luchd-ciùil ainmeil Innseanach Sharat Chandra Srivastava agus Gyan Singh.

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WORLD PREMIERE

ANNE MARTIN AND JASON SINGH WITH ROOTS

An award-winning Gaelic-Indian commission for Hull’s City of Culture

Fresh from its launch in Hull’s City of Culture programme and on its way to London’s Southbank, tonight’s show is a remarkable coup for SEALL. Anne Martin, Skye’s celebrated Gaelic singer and Manchester sound sculptor Jason Singh, present Roots: a layering of contemporary music for Anne’s traditional Gaelic song. The project is a collaboration between Anne and Jason with well-known Indian musicians Sharat Chandra Srivastava and Gyan Singh who will all be performing on the night.

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THE CIRCUS COMES 7 - 9 July TO TOWN 7 - 9 An t-Iuchar

The Magpie Tent, Kyleakin Hall

As part of the 2017 World Tour of the Hebrides, Let’s Circus returns to Skye by popular demand. Spaces are limited and every workshop and show in 2016 sold out, so pre-booking your place is highly recommended Friday, 7 July, 4pm Dihaoine, 7 An t-Iuchar, 4f Saturday, 8 July, 4pm Disathairne, 8 An t-Iuchar, 4f

LET’S CIRCUS SCHOOL

Circus skills for all ages Family workshop with the stars of the show includes juggling, trapeze, acrobatics and tightwire. Last year we had all ages from 4 years to almost 100! All tickets £5

Friday, 7 July, 7.30pm Dihaoine, 7 An t-Iuchar, 7.30f Saturday, 8 July, 7.30pm Disathairne, 8 An t-Iuchar, 7.30f Sunday, 9 July, 1.30pm Là na Sàbaid, 9 An t-Iuchar, 1.30f

Sunday, 9 July, 7.30pm Là na Sàbaid, 9 An t-Iuchar, 7.30f

GOOD TIMES CÈILIDH DANCE

Circus meets Cèilidh! After a weekend of circus shows, the Festival takes over the Magpie tent to fill it with music and dancing. Join the Breakish Cèilidh Band for some dancing, which will be on grass in the tent so good shoes are advised. Don't worry if you don't know the dances - instructions will be given and, who knows, a few of the circus acts might join in. Adults £10, Students £8, Young People £5, Under 10s £0 ALL TICKETS: Usual SEALL concessions do not apply

LET’S CIRCUS 'GOOD TIMES FOR HAPPY PEOPLE' An international cast and a show filled with comedy, acrobatics, juggling, aerial circus and spectacle all inside the beautiful Big Top ‘The Magpie’. Adults 16 and over £15 5-15 years £8 2-4 years £5

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Tuesday, 11 July, 8pm Dimàirt, 11 An t-Iuchar, 8f An Crùbh, Duisdale

THE CÈILIDH TRAILERS An informal cèilidh and dance with our young local talent. Each year, through our area’s junior Fèis an Earraich, a group of young musicians and singers are brought together to head out around the community with a series of concerts and cèilidhs.

Luchd-ciùil Cèilidh Trail

Cèilidh is dannsa mì-fhoirmeil le luchd-ciùil òg na sgìre. Bidh buidheann de luchd-ciùil is seinneadairean òga a tha an sàs ann am Fèis an Earraich a' tighinn cruinn còmhla a h-uile bliadhna agus a' dol a-mach air an rathad air feadh na sgìre le sreath de chuirmean is cèilidhean. Adults £12, Students/Members £10, Young People £6, Under 10s/Season Tickets £0

Our locally sourced menu includes delicious freshly made pizza from our Tuscan wood fired oven.

EAT, DRINK, RELAX

Enjoy speciality wines and cocktails as well as our artisan drum fired coffees, roasted in-house. Relax beneath the Red Cuillin hills in a family friendly atmosphere. Food served all day.

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Wednesday, 12 July, 8pm Diciadain, 12 An t-Iuchar, 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Seòmar Chruinneachaidh

PARIS BLUES The Jazz Film night

NYOS Jazz Orchestra (The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland) holds a Summer School at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig each year and we find an excuse to screen a jazz-related film. This year’s film is Paris Blues (1961, 1hr 38 mins), a cool, breezy and laid-back characterled romantic drama with strong turns by Sidney Poitier and Paul Newman with a rich, plentiful score by Duke Ellington, and an on-screen appearance of Louis Armstrong. The evening opens with a short live set from some of the young jazz players, led by Rick Taylor. Adults £8, Members/Students £6, Young People £4, Season Tickets/Under 10s £0

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Saturday, 15 July, 8pm

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Disathairne, 15 An t-Iuchar, 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main hall

ROAD TRIP ACROSS THE AMERICAS NYOS Jazz Orchestra Summer Tour

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland, led by Music Director Malcolm Edmonstone and Principal Conductor Andrew Bain, brings together around 30 of Scotland’s best young performers for a Summer School on Skye. With some seriously funky music, revisiting Donald Fagan’s seminal solo debut Nightfly, these concerts will involve a vocal jazz ensemble, one of the Jazz programme’s most exciting recent developments. The concert opens with the NYOS Jazz Access project, with a range of big band repertoire. The featured guest artist is the amazing Scottish guitarist Malcolm MacFarlane. Adults £15, Members/Students/Season Tickets £13, Young People £8, Under 10s £0

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ACCORDIONS AND Fergie Macdonald, Robert Nairn and Addie Harper Jr are running this week’s accordion and buttonbox Summer School and present a concert of lively cèilidh music and good craic with various other guests. As the Cèilidh King, buttonbox player Fergie took the authentic, raw and right cèilidh dance band style to village halls across the length and breadth of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Wherever cèilidh music is being played, Fergie’s masterful musicianship and infectious style remain the benchmark and he will forever be known as the man who gave cèilidh music to the world.

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Friday, 21 July, 7.30pm

Dihaoine, 21 An t-Iuchar, 7.30f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main hall

Inner Sound: Patience Gilbert and Sullivan Opera

Gilbert and Sullivan’s sixth collaboration was Patience, or Bunthorne’s Bride and satirised the “aesthetic craze” of the 1870s and '80s, when the output of poets, composers, painters and designers of all kinds was prolific. Inner Sound is possibly Scotland’s leading amateur G and S production company. Anne Lampard MBE has for years been training young and older singers, some of whom are now working in the professional operatic circuit. For one night only at the Skye Festival - reservations are essential for this sell-out show. Adults £12, Students/Members £10, Young People £6, Under 10s/Season Tickets £0

Tuesday, 18 July, 8pm Dimàirt, 18 An t-Iuchar, 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main hall

D BUTTONBOX CONCERT

BOGSAICHEAN-CIÙIL AGUS BOSGA-PHUTAN Cuirm còmhlain-cèilidh Tha Fergie Dòmhnallach, Raibeart Nairn agus Addie Harper Jr a' teagasg an t-seachdain seo aig Sgoil Shamhraidh a' Bhogsa-Chiùil agus a' Bhogsa-Phutan agus bidh ceòl math cèilidh agus deagh chraic am pailteas cuide ri aoighean eile. Thug Rìgh nan Cèilidhean, Fergie Dòmhnallach, ceòl cèilidh do thallachan baile air feadh Gàidhealtachd is eileanan na h-Alba. Tha buaidh stoidhle cluich Fergie ri chluinntinn an àite sam bith far a bheil ceòl cèilidh ga chluich, agus bidh cuimhne air gu bràth mar an duine a thug ceòl cèilidh don t-saoghal. Adults £14, Members/Students £12, Young People £7, Season Tickets/Under 10s £0

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Friday, 28 July, 8pm

Dihaoine, 28 An t-Iuchar, 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Cafeteria and Foyer

ALASDAIR FRASER’S MAMMOTH FIDDLE NIGHT Traditional music celebration Alasdair Fraser of Scotland and California, will be staging his Mammoth Fiddle event as part of the Skye Festival at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. The event is part of the annual Fiddle Summer School and Alasdair wants the concert to be an entertaining and fun extravaganza event for the course participants as well as the public. Last year he jammed in well over 100 fiddlers, 30 cellists and some soloists to entertain a full house of excited listeners.

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Guests will include Mike Vass, Lauren MacColl, Louise MacKenzie on fiddle, Natalie Haas, Seylan Baxter, Patricia Strain, cellos; Innes Watson, guitar, fiddle; Mairi Britton, dance; and Christine Primrose, song. “Alasdair Fraser is recognised throughout the world not only as one of the finest fiddle-players Scotland has ever produced, but also as someone whose name is synonymous with the vibrant cultural renaissance which is transforming the Scottish musical scene.” Bruce MacWilliam, Scots Magazine

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Sunday, 30 July, 8.30pm

Là na Sàbaid, 30 An t-Iuchar, 8.30f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - An Talla Mòr

THE DONALD BLACK BAND With Màrtainn Skene and Donnie MacKenzie

Donald Black is firmly established as “the instrument’s foremost exponent in Scottish traditional music” (Scotland on Sunday), with his own unique style and mastery. He has almost singlehandedly been responsible for the humble mouth organ having been given a new respect and acceptance – forcing professionals and reviewers to sit up and take it seriously as a significant part of the Scottish music scene. Donald is on a Highland tour launching his new CD ‘Bho m’ Chridhe’.

Bidh Alasdair Friseal à Alba agus California a’ cumail Oidhche Mhòr nam Fìdhlean gach bliadhna mar phàirt de dh’Fhèis an Eilein aig Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Tha an tachartas seo mar phàirt den Sgoil Fhìdhlearachd Bhliadhnail agus tha Alasdair airson ‘s gum bi a’ chuirm spòrsail airson an luchd-ciùil agus an luchd-èisteachd. An-uiridh chaidh còrr is 100 fìdhlear, 30 luchd cello agus grunnan luchd-ciùil eile a dhìteadh a-steach airson ceòl air leth a chluich don luchd-èisteachd. Am measg nan aoighean bidh Mike Vass, Lauren NicColla, Louise NicCoinnich air an fhidhill; Natalie Haas, Seylan Baxter, Patricia Strain air cello; Innes Watson, giotàr, fidheall; Màiri Britton, dannsa; agus Christine Primrose, òrain Ghàidhlig. Adults £14, Students/Members £12, Young People £7, Under 10s/Season Tickets £0

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Tha Dòmhnall Black aithnichte mar "an duine as sgileil air an ionnstramaid ann an ceòl traidiseanta na h-Alba" (Scotland on Sunday) agus tha stoidhle agus liut àraid aige. 'S e fhèin a tha air urram agus bàigh a chosnadh don harmonica agus air toirt air luchd-ciùil agus luchd-aithris gabhail ris an ionnstramaid mar phàirt chudromach de shaoghal cheòl na h-Alba. Bidh Màrtainn Skene na chuideachd, cluicheadair bogsa agus còmhlain-cèilidh agus Donnaidh MacCoinneach. Adults £12, Students/Members £10, Young People £6, Under 10s/Season Tickets £0.

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Monday, 31 July, 8pm Diluain, 31 An t-Iuchar, 8f An Crùbh, Duisdale

EDUARDO NIEBLA GUITAR with Matthew Robinson, guitar

Eduardo Niebla makes a welcome return visit to the Festival. The virtuoso Spanish guitarist makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers; brilliant flamenco jazz fusion and exquisite melodies - full of passion and verve. A maestro artist at the top of his game. “A stunning collection of originals...showing what Jelly Roll Morton called ‘the Spanish tinge’ is still a potent force”. (Jazz UK) “Poignantly poetic... and truly breathtaking” (Scotsman) Adults £14, Members/Students £12, Young People £7, Season Tickets/Under 10s £0

Tuesday, 1 August, 8pm

Dimàirt, 1 An Lùnastal, 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

MUSIC FROM THE ISLANDS Pipes, fiddle and song

The musical talent coming out of the Hebrides is quite remarkable. Tonight four musicians give us fiddle, box and bagpipe music with some songs thrown in. The line-up is Alana MacInnes from South Uist, on pipes and whistles; Caitlin McNeill from Colonsay, on vocals and guitar; Shona Masson from Skye, on fiddle; and Fiona Black on accordion from mainland Highlands, which tonight we declare an honourary island! No doubt they will be joined by a guest or two.

CEÒL NAN EILEAN A' phìob, an fhidheall agus na h-òrain

Tha e àraid na th' ann de shàr luchd-ciùil às na h-Eileanan an-dràsta. A-nochd cluinnidh sinn an fhidheall, am bogsa agus a' phìob cho math ri òran Gàidhlig no dhà. Am measg an luchd-ciùil bidh Alana NicAonghais à Uibhist a Deas a' cluich na pìoba is fhìdeagan; Caitlin NicNèill à Colbhasa a' seinn is a' cluich a' ghiotàir; Shona Masson às an Eilean Sgitheanach a' cluich na fìdhle; agus Fiona NicilleDhuibh à tìr mòr na Gàidhealtachd (canaidh sinn a-nochd gur e eilean a th' ann!) air a' bhogsa. Agus tha fhios gum bi aoigh no dithis a' nochdadh cuideachd.

This is a ‘Pay What You Like’ event.

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Wednesday, 2 August, 8pm Diciadain, 2 An Lùnastal, 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

ANNE MARTIN: BAWDY

GAELIC SONG With Ian MacPherson, Peter Mackay and Ingrid Henderson

Folksinger Anne Martin reveals the risqué references in Gaelic song that have been lost over time. She takes us on a romp through the titillating, bawdy and sometimes downright filthy Scottish Gaelic songs. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, even the most celebrated Gaelic poets wrote verse that was exuberantly and excessively rude and there is an oral tradition of obscene and euphemistic songs. Anne teases out the suggestive references taking us from the Isle of Skye through the rabble-rousing cèilidh house to the work of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns. An Leabhar Liath – The Light Blue Book: 500 years of Gaelic Love and Transgressive Verse was published in late 2016 by Luath Press and collated by Peter MacKay and Iain MacPherson, both with strong Skye connections. For ages 16 and over.

ÒRAIN DRABASTA ÀS AN LEABHAR LIATH Bidh an seinneadair Anna Mhàrtainn a' taisbeanadh nan òran drabasta Gàidhlig a chailleadh thar nan linntean. Bidh i gar stiùireadh tro òrain a tha druiseach is feòlmhor agus uaireannan dìreach mì-mhodhail! Anns an 19mh linn agus tràth san 20mh, bhiodh na bàird Ghàidhlig a bu chliùitiche fiù 's a' sgrìobhadh rannan a bha uabhasach mì-modhail agus tha òrain dhrabasta rim faicinn anns an dualchas gu cinnteach. Bidh Anna a' taisbeanadh nam faclan amh agus gar stiùireadh bhon Eilean Sgitheanach tro thaighean-cèilidh ùpraideach gu obair a' bhàird Albannaich a bu chliùitiche, Robert Burns. Chaidh An Leabhar Liath fhoillseachadh ann an 2016 le Luath Press agus chaidh a dheasachadh le Pàdraig MacAoidh agus Iain Mac a' Phearsain, dithis aig a bheil ceanglaichean dlùth leis an Eilean Sgitheanach. Airson daoine a tha 16 bliadhna a dh'aois agus nas sine.

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Adults £14, Students/Members £12, Young People £7, Under 10s/Season Tickets £0

Friday, 4 August, 8pm

Dihaoine, 4 An Lùnastal, 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

THE SON OF THE SHEIK Two silent movies and a keyboard

The Son of the Sheik (1926, 68 mins) stars Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Banky. Valentino appears as both the father and his son, the passionate desert leader who falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl. It is Rudolph Valentino’s last film and he is often cited as the Silver screen’s greatest lover. This film demonstrates why his reputation is so justly deserved. The evening will start with a short Buster Keaton film. Steven Gellatly provides the live music and has a few songs up his sleeve to fit the action. Scientist by day, composer and pianist by night, he has written and performed live scores for films such as The Lodger, Nosferatu and Sunrise. This is a ‘Pay What You Like’ event.

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Tuesday, 8 August, 8pm

Wednesday, 9 August, 8pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main hall

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig An Talla Mòr

Dimàirt, 8 An Lùnastal, 8f

CHARLIE MCKERRON FIDDLE with Marc Clement & guests

Charlie McKerron is renowned for being one of Scotland’s finest fiddle players and he is a regular visitor to Skye. Winner of the Daily Record Golden Fiddle Award, Charlie joined celebrated celtic folk-rock band, Capercaillie, in 1985 and has toured extensively throughout the world with the band. An accomplished composer, Charlie’s music has been widely recorded. He contributed to the films Rob Roy and Four Men and a Malt and Gruth is Uachdar (Crowdie and Cream), a double RTS award-winning piece which he co-wrote with Donald Shaw. He will be joined on the night by former Blazin’ Fiddles band member Marc Clement and guests for a superb evening of lively Scots trad music. Tha Charlie McKerron air cliù a chosnadh mar aon de na fìdhlearan as fheàrr an Alba agus bidh e a' tadhal air an Eilean Sgitheanach gu minig. Choisinn Charlie Duais na Fìdhle Òir aig an Daily Record agus chaidh e na bhall den chòmhlan-ciùil ainmeil, Capercaillie ann an 1985 agus shiubhail e air feadh an t-saoghail cuide ris a' chòmhlan. A-nochd bidh Marc Clement a bha anns a' chòmhlan Blazin' Fiddles còmhla ris na chuideachd, cuide ri aoighean eile airson oidhche shònraichte de cheòl traidiseanta. Adults £15, Students/ Members £12, Young People £7, Under 10s/ Seasons £0

Diciadain, 9 An Lùnastal, 8f

GAELIC SONG AND MUSIC CÈILIDH with Margaret Stewart and Ingrid Henderson

Margaret Stewart was born and raised in the village of Upper Coll on the Isle of Lewis, where song and poetry surrounded her as a child. This fostered her great love of Gaelic song and she later went on to win the coveted Gold Medal at the Royal National Mod in Airdrie in 1993. Ingrid Henderson is the clarsach-playing member of the musical Henderson family of Fort William and is a tutor at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. They will be joined by various guest performers.

Rugadh Maighread Stiùbhairt ann an Col Uarach, Eilean Leòdhais, far an deach a togail is i air a cuairteachadh le òrain is bàrdachd Ghàidhlig. 'S ann an sin a chuir i eòlas air òrain Ghàidhlig agus ann an 1993 choisinn i am Bonn Òir aig a' Mhòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail ann an Àrd Ruighe. Buinidh an clàrsair, Ingrid NicEanruig, do theaghlach ainmeil Chlann 'icEanruig à Gearastan Loch Abair agus tha i na h-oide-ciùil aig Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Bidh aoighean ciùil nan cuideachd air an oidhche. This is a ‘Pay What You Like’ event.

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Saturday, 12 August, 8pm Disathairne, 12 An Lùnastal, 8f

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig , main hall

16 YEARS TILL SUMMER

Scottish documentary/feature filmed in the Highlands

Director and Cinematographer Lou McLoughlan will cycle to Skye to introduce her film and field some questions. When Uisdean returns home to nurse his dying father, after

spending 16 years in prison, he attempts to re-build a normal life in his home village. Set in the healing and beautiful landscape of the Scottish Highlands, the film inevitably explores themes of redemption but the director’s main focus is on the trusting relationships Uisdean builds with his father and girlfriend; both of whom are inspired by the 'new start' he promises to share with them. But is Uisdean able to change his destructive ways?

Sunday, 13 August, 7.30pm Là na Sàbaid, 13 An Lùnastal, 7.30f

An Crùbh, Duisdale

MICHAEL LONGLEY

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poetry from County Mayo and the Highlands Michael Longley lives in County Mayo, but frequently visits Lochalsh where his daughter now lives. He will be reading from ‘Angel Hill’, his exuberant new collection, published by Jonathan Cape in June. Lakes and mountains, wild animals and flowers, moody seas and skies have for decades lit up his poetry. Angel Hill will undoubtedly delight this great poet’s many admirers. This is a ‘Pay What You Like’ event.

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Café, shop and events

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Monday, 14 August, 8pm Diluain, 14 An Lùnastal, 8f

An Crùbh, Duisdale

THE STRING CONTINGENT with Harta Folk, classical, jazz and bluegrass

The String Contingent first wowed Festival audiences with a set at the Alasdair Fraser concert in the 2015 Fèis, with their unique sound that confidently walks the line between folk, classical, jazz and bluegrass. Australians, Chris Stone, violin, and Holly Downes, double bass, with Scotsman Graham McLeod, guitar, share a musical ethos that showcases the individuality of each musician and eclipses genre. Their camaraderie and banter shines through, as does their passionate musicianship and instrumental skills. The evening will open with the new local trio ‘Harta’ with Christine Martin, nyckleharpa; Jack Evans, bouzouki and Ross Calderwood, smallpipes.

Tuesday, 15 August, 8pm Dimàirt, 15 An Lùnastal, 8f

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig An Talla Mòr

ISLE OF SKYE PIPING SOCIETY with the Caimbeul Family

Dhrùidh The String Contingent air luchd-èisteachd na Fèis airson a' chiad uair aig cuirm le Alasdair Friseal ann an 2015 leis a' cheòl àraid aca a tha gar stiùireadh tro cheòl traidiseanta, ceòl clasaigeach, jazz agus bluegrass. Tha feallsanachd ciùil aig na h-Astràilianaich, Chris Stone, fidheall, agus Holly Downes, double bass, agus aig an Albannach, Graham MacLeòid, giotàr, a tha a' taisbeanadh stoidhle gach neach-ciùil fa leth agus a' briseadh crìochan nan gnèithean ciùil. Bidh càirdeas is craic ann am pailteas agus am meas air a' cheòl agus an tàlant aca cho follaiseach 's a ghabhas. Bidh an còmhlan ùr 'Harta' a' cur na h-oidhche air a casan, triùir às an sgìre fhèin, Cairistìona Mhàrtainn, nyckleharpa; Jack Evans, Bouzouki agus Ross Calderwood, a' phìob bheag. Adults £14, Members/Students £12 Young People £7, Season Tickets/Under 10s £0

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Each year the festival works with the Isle of Skye Piping Society and their chosen concert is again the remarkably musical Caimbeul family of Sleat and now Kyle. Piper Brìghde Chaimbeul was the Radio 2 young folk Award winner in 2016 and is now a headlining act in many festivals. She is joined by her sisters Steaphanaidh and Ciorstaidh-Sara, and younger brother Eòsaph.

COMANN PÌOBAIREACHD AN EILEIN SGITHEANAICH cuide ris an Teaghlach Chaimbeulach Bidh an fhèis ag obair cuide ri Comann Pìobaireachd an Eilein Sgitheanaich a h-uile bliadhna agus 's e an teaghlach Caimbeulach à Slèite agus Caol Loch Aillse a bhios cuide rinn a-rithist a-nochd. Ghlèidh am pìobaire, Brìghde Caimbeul duais neach-ciùil òg traidiseanta na Bliadhna aig Radio 2 ann an 2016 agus bidh i a-nis a' cluich aig fèisean air feadh na dùthcha. Bidh a peathraichean Steaphanaidh is CiorstaidhSara agus a bràthair Eòsaph a' cluich cuide rithe a-nochd. Adults £12, Members/Students £10 Young People £6, Season Tickets //Under 10s £0

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Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland host a collaborative weekend Friday, 18 August, 8pm

Dihaoine, 18 An Lùnastal, 8f

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main hall

ELIZA ROSS’S RAASAY Workshops and performance

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic college on Skye, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland come together for two days of academic collaboration and concerts. A recital celebrating the music of Elizabeth Ross’s Original Highland Airs (1812). Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland staff, students and guests recreate the early 19th century drawing room of Raasay House through workshops and performances of music and song from Ross’ collection, in association with the Musica Scotica Trust – an event not to be missed. Look out for details of the daytime symposium at www.skyefestival.scot

Saturday, 19 August

Disathairne, 19 An Lùnastal

6.30pm-8.30pm Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Skyespace

FILM AND MEDIA SHOWCASE

As part of the weekend’s events celebrating the collaborative work between Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a media day will be held at SMO, National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture in Sleat. This will take the form of a series of afternoon workshops and talks hosted by a number of students and tutors from both establishments. This will be followed by an evening of film showcasing examples of the creative work by the media students of both institutions and will include a Q & A session about the RATHARSAIGH EALASAID ROIS films and modern film making techniques employed by the Bùithtean-obrach agus cuirm students. Tha Sabhal Mòr Ostaig agus Conservatoire Rìoghail na h-Alba air Full details of the daytime workshops will be on www. tighinn còmhla airson dà latha de cho-obrachadh agus cuirmean. skyefestival.scot Free entry, no booking required. Bidh bùithtean-obrach agus cuirm-ciùil ann airson an ceòl ann an Original Highland Airs (1812) le Ealasaid Ros a chomharrachadh. Bidh luchd-obrach, oileanaich agus aoighean an t-Sabhail Mhòir agus Conservatoire Rìoghail na h-Alba a' dealbhadh seòmarsuidhe ann an Taigh Mòr Ratharsair mar a bha tràth san 19mh linn as ùr tro bhùithtean-obrach agus taisbeanaidhean ciùil is òran bho na chruinnich Ros – ann an com-pàirteachadh le Urras Musica Scotica – na caillibh an cothrom seo! Adults £14, Students/Members £12, Young People £7, Season Tickets/Under 10s £0

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Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 August Disathairne 's Là na Sàbaid 19 's 20 An t-Iuchar Sèomar Chruinneachaidh

STEP DANCE WORKSHOPS

Sophie Stephenson leads two all-day weekend workshops

Saturday, 19 August, 8pm

Disathairne 19 An t-Iuchar, 8f Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

STEP DANCE CÈILIDH Join Sophie Stephenson and the step-dance course members for an informal cèilidh and dance. Musicians welcome. Bar open from 7.30pm This is a ‘Pay What You Like’ event.

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A Sophabulous Step Dance Weekend with workshops led by dancer Sophie Stephenson who specialises in a close to the floor style of percussive Scottish step dance. She is dedicated to promoting and passing on the tradition and has collaborated on creative projects which have led her to teach and perform at festivals throughout Scotland and internationally in Ireland, France, Spain, Norway, Canada and America. For this weekend Sophie will be joined by fiddle player and step dancer Sarah-Jayne Shankland. The workshops will cover a variety of traditional strathspey, jig and reel steps. Whether you are trying step dance for the first time or have danced before and are looking to learn new steps and work on technique, the course will cater to different ages and levels of ability. The course will encourage participants to make the steps their own; to improvise, experiment and explore the creative and rhythmical possibilities of step dance both in solo performance and social dance. There will also be opportunity for discussion on the wider context of percussive dance and questions about the cultural context and evolution of step dance in Cape Breton and Scotland. Bring a bottle of water and a pair of hard soled shoes for dancing. Workshops take place between 10am and 4pm. The course is for both adults and children aged 12 and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a limit of 20 places on this course. One day: £45 Both days: £85

ACCOMMODATION Accommodation is available at the college for the Friday and Saturday nights at £52.80 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast. Should you wish to book accommodation, please email info@seall.co.uk by Tuesday, 2 August.

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Tuesday, 22 August, 8pm Dimàirt, 22 An Lùnastal, 8f

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main hall

ADAM SUTHERLAND MAIREARAD GREEN ANNA MASSIE HAMISH NAPIER

Four well-known faces on the Scottish traditional music scene come together for a night of slow airs, fast paced tunes and possibly some bizarre musical interludes. Adam, from Errogie on the south shores of Loch Ness, is one of Scotland’s most exciting fiddle players, leading a fiddle camp here at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig this week. He is joined by Hamish Napier, flute and whistle player. Together they are known as ‘Nae Plans’ and will present a diverse, spontaneous and exciting set-list. Mairearad Green is one of Scotland’s top traditional music composers from the Coigach peninsula of the Highlands. Renowned for her deft and lyrical accordion style, as well as her dextrous piping, Mairearad is in great demand as a performer and composer. She is joined by Anna Massie, guitar, who is also one of the Blazin’ Fiddles.

Adults £15, Members/Students £12, Young People £7, Season Tickets/Under 10s £0

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Ceathrar a tha aithnichte ann an saoghal ceòl traidiseanta na h-Alba a' tighinn cruinn còmhla airson oidhche de dh'fhuinn mhall is puirt chlis agus iad 's dòcha gar toirt air seachran ceòlmhor annasach an siud 's an seo cuideachd. 'S ann à Earagaidh an cois cladach Loch Nis a tha Adam a tha air aon de na fidhleirean as tarraingiche ann an Alba, agus a tha a' teagasg aig campa nam fìdhleirean aig an t-Sabhal Mhòr an t-seachdain sa. Bidh an cluicheadair duiseil agus fìdeig Hamish Napier na chuideachd a-nochd. 'S e Nae Plans a th' air a' chòmhlan aca agus bidh iad a' cluich seata measgaichte is inntinneach dhuibh a-nochd. Tha Mairearad Green, às a' Chòigich, air aon de ne sgrìobhadairean ciùil thraidiseanta as fheàrr ann an Alba san latha an-diugh. Tha i air cliù a chosnadh airson a stoidhle ealanta, cheòlmhor air a' bhogsa cho math ri a tàlantan air a' phìob. Tha fèill mhòr air Mairearad mar neach-ciùil agus sgrìobhadair ciùil. Bidh an cluicheadair giotàir Anna Massie, a tha na ball de Blazin' Fiddles na cuideachd a-nochd.

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Monday, 28 August, 8pm

Adults £14, Members/Students £12 People £7, Season Tickets/Under 1

Diluain, 28 An Lùnastal, 8f

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

JOURNEYS AND REFUGE THE RED NOTE ENSEMBLE The Festival finishes with Red Note, tonight performing as a quartet. Red Note are Scotland’s leading contemporary string music group. At the recent Scottish Awards for New Music, Red Note became the first-ever winners of the Help Musicians UK Award for New Music Performers of the Year, while leader Robert Irvine won the EVM Award for Recorded New Work. The programme includes music which deals with journeys and refugees: Machair to Myrrh - a journey on a magic carpet from The Hebrides to Morocco; Safety refugee children making perilous sea crossings; Elegy for the Children of War - a UNICEF commission; Lutoslawski String Quartet from Poland; Lake Isle of Innisfree - Yeats’s poem in yearning for home - and Ca’ the Yowes By Robert Burns, arr Robert Irvine. Red Note will be give two short recitals at Bun Sgoil Shlèite, Sleat Primary School, along the way.

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COMING TO SABHAL MÒR OST Coca Tenorio Band Inverness-based singer songwriter Coca Tenorio grew up in the remote coastal village of Esmeraldas, a region of Equador known for its strong Afro-Ecuadorian cultural and musical heritage.

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Duncan Chisholm BLAS Festival Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland’s most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. He comes to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig as part of the Highland-wide BLAS Festival.

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IGHTS

TAIG THIS AUTUMN: Tony McManus Celtic music guitar.

Shappi Khorsandi: O’ My Country! Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi Khorsandi is back with a brand new show for 2017.

Skye Swing Jazz Festival A weekend of dance and jazz concerts in conjunction with FOTS Records. For full details, visit www.seall.co.uk

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Cuillin Brewery Sligachan Isle of Skye IV47 8SW Tel: 07795 250808

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FÈIS FRINGE: REGULAR EVENTS Oidhche nan Ceis Gaelic pub quiz Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr Most Mondays, 8pm A bilingual night where you can learn a bit of Gaelic and astound others with your general knowledge. Free entry. Bar opens at 7.30pm. Oidhche nan Ceist – oidhche de fharpais-cheist dà-chananach, agus ceòl ‘s craic na cois, le bar fosgailte bho 7.30f. Tha fàilte chridheil ro na h-uile, a bheil Gàidhlig agad gus nach eil! Le Cùrsaichean Goirid an t-Sabhail Mhòir. An asgaidh.

Charity Café Ardvarsar Hall

Thursdays, 11m-2pm Every Thursday in July and August - and then on Saturdays in September - 11am to 2pm. For some fabulous home baking, light lunches and a very warm welcome there’s nothing like dipping into one of the weekly charity cafés, hosted by different local and national charities. Rest your weary legs and support local causes by eating cake and meeting the Sleat community.

Gaelic on Holiday: Informal welcome and place-names Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main campus

Cèilidh Dance Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm Scots Gaelic is the native language of this area and you will find it all around you, on place-names, road signs and spoken by many in the community. Come along for an informal introduction to the Gaelic language and culture, and learn a little Gaelic. For complete beginners. Enhance your holiday by better understanding a little of our culture. Free entry.

Most Thursdays, 9pm Come along and join in a free Cèilidh dance. Earlier in the evening, students at the College’s Short Courses will have their own event, but at around 9pm the floor is cleared and the doors opened for everyone to come and join in some dancing. Free entry Thig is gabh pàirt ann an Cèilidh nan Cùrsaichean Goirid. Saor an asgaidh, le bar fosgailte bho 9f agus dannsadh a’ tòiseachadh mu 9.30 f. Tha fàilte chridheil ron a h-uile duine.

Open Music Session

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

Rick and Pam’s House Concerts: Tour of 2017 Various private houses

Some Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm Come along and see what might be going on. Bring an instrument or your voice, if you like. Listen, join in, take part or sit back. The bar opens around 8pm and from then on, who knows what might happen? Free entry. Seisean-ciùil neo-fhoirmeil, saor an asgaidh le fàilte chridheil air a h-uile duine, oileanaich nan cùrsaichean goirid cho math ri muinntir Shlèite. Thoir leat ur n-ionnstramaidean, tog fonn is gabh òran! Bidh am bar fosgailte bho 8f, tha sin an dòchas ur faicinn ann. An Asgaidh.

Tarskavaig Community Café Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 2pm-5pm The township of Tarskavaig must have the village hall with the best view anywhere in Scotland. Add to that some quality home-baking and it becomes a well recommended stop on the beautiful Tarskavaig - Ord loop road. PAGE 24 SKYE FESTIVAL | FÈIS AN EILEIN | 2017 PROGRAMME

Six Sundays, 2.30pm-4.30pm As Rick and Pam’s house concerts became more popular and their house got smaller, the pair are taking to the road with a short season of informal lunchtime concerts. Come and listen to some beautiful music in an intimate setting. There is a fine selection of music on offer, from jazz, classical and folk and a wonderful line-up of musicians with a special guest or two thrown in for good measure. A ‘Pay What You Like’ event. Seating is limited. Booking is essential 01471 822692 so that you can find out where the venues are.

Family Fun stories, activities and crafts Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle

Thursdays, 10.30am

Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle

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4 TO 18 JULY Talla Dearg, Isleornsay

Julia Christie Exhibition

Oil, mixed media and pastels.

WEDNESDAY, 5 JULY Diciadain, 5 An t-Iuchar

2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Community Café 3pm-4pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main campus

Gaelic on Holiday: Informal welcome and place-names THURSDAY, 6 JULY Diardaoin, 6 An t-Iuchar

FÈIS FRINGE DIARY ! celebration and cèilidh

11am-2pm Ardvasar Hall

Charity Café

Sleat’s new community hub, café and shop officially opens its doors with an all-day programme of events. More information from www.ancrubh.com

2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Community Café 9pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

10am-4pm

Cèilidh Dance

Tormore Forest, Sleat

Tormore Community Forest volunteer day

FRIDAY, 7 JULY

Dihaoine, 7 An t-Iuchar

2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Community Café SATURDAY, 8 JULY Disathairne, 8 An t-Iuchar

All day

An Crùbh, Duisdale

An Crùbh opening

SUNDAY, 9 JULY Là na Sàbaid, 9 An t-Iuchar

Sleat Community Trust owns and manages the forest in Tormore, two miles south of Ardvasar. As well as forestry work, the plans include community paths, environmental work and the development of the fank - the old sheepfold. Local volunteeers meet on the second Sunday of each month and should be delighted to meet like-minded visitors. Any time you can spare much appreciated. Bring gloves, suitable footwear and a packed lunch if you plan to stay all day.

10.30am

Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle

Family Fun Activities Stories and Crafts

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FÈIS FRINGE

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2.30pm-4.30pm A house in Torrin

Rick and Pam's House Concerts: Tour of 2017

Al Price and Hughie Dowling, mouth organ and guitar.

WEDNESDAY, 12 JULY Diciadain, 12 An t-Iuchar 2pm-4pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Community Café 3pm-4pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main campus

Gaelic on holiday: Informal welcome and place-names THURSDAY, 13 JULY Diardaoin, 13 An t-Iuchar 10.30am

Museum of the Isles - Armadale Castle

Family Fun Activities

15 TO 22 JULY All day

An Crùbh, Duisdale

Made in Sleat Arts and Crafts Exhibition

The fourth annual Made in Sleat exhibition in the new community hub on the main road just south of Isleornsay. An exclusive exhibition showcases and sells the work of around 15 artists, makers and photographers living in Sleat. Free entry.

SUNDAY, 16 JULY Là na Sàbaid, 9 An t-Iuchar 2.30pm-4.30pm A house in Heaste

Rick and Pam's House Concerts: Tour of 2017 MONDAY, 17 JULY Diluain, 17 An t-Iuchar

11am-2pm

8pm

Charity Café

Oidhche nan Ceist Gaelic pub quiz

Ardvasar Hall

In aid of Crossroads Care.

3pm-4pm

Diciadain, 19 An t-Iuchar

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main campus

Gaelic on Holiday: Informal welcome and place-names 8pm-10pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

Open Music Session

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

2pm 2f

Tarskavaig Communities Hall Tarskavaig Community Café WEDNESDAY, 19 JULY Diciadain, 19 An t-Iuchar FRIDAY, 14 JULY Dihaoine, 14 An t-Iuchar

2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Tarskavaig Community Café Community Café 2pm-4pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

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FÈIS FÈISFRINGE FRINGE!

FOR DETAILS OF REGULAR FRINGE EVENTS, SEE PAGE 24

21 JULY to 12 SEPTEMBER 21 An t-Iuchar - 12 An t-Sultain

8pm-10pm

An Talla Dearg, Isleornsay art gallery

THURSDAY, 27 JULY Diardaoin, 27 An t-Iuchar

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

Open Music Session

Pam Carter Art exhibition

Using oils, Pam concentrates on the quality of light found in Scottish coastal scenes. She is widely exhibited and is renowned internationally for her distinctive use of colour.

Charity Café

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Museum of the Isles Armadale Castle

Family Fun Activities 11am-2pm

Tarskavaig Community Café

Charity Café

Today’s café is for Counselling Care Skye and Lochalsh. 2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Today’s café is for Children’s Hospice Across Scotland. 2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Community Café

SUNDAY, 23 JULY Là na Sàbaid, 23 An t-Iuchar

BLUE STUDIO GALLERY

2.30pm-4.30pm A house in Ord

Rick and Pam's House Concerts: Tour of 2017

Ross Martin and Eilidh Shaw, fiddle and guitar.

Ardvasar Hall

Family Fun Activities Ardvasar Hall

2pm-5pm

10.30am

Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle

11am-2pm

FRIDAY, 21 JULY Dihaoine, 21 An t-Iuchar THURSDAY, 20 JULY Diardaoin, 20 An t-Iuchar

10.30am

Tarskavaig Sleat Isle of Skye

WEDNESDAY, 26 JULY Diciadain, 26 An t-Iuchar 2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Tarskavaig Community Café Community 3pm-4pm Café Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main campus Gaelic on Holiday: Informal 9pm Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, welcome and place-names An Talla Mòr Cèilidh Dance

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FÈIS FRINGE

FOR DETAILS OF REGULAR FRINGE EVENTS, SEE PAGE 24

FRIDAY, 28 JULY Dihaoine, 28 An t-Iuchar 2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Community Café SUNDAY, 30 JULY Tarskavaig Communities Hall

THURSDAY, 3 AUGUST Diardaoin, 3 An Lùnastal 10.30am

Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle

Family Fun Activities 11am-2pm Ardvasar Hall

A house in Tarskavaig

Charity Café

Louise Bichan, fiddle.

2pm-5pm

MONDAY 31 JULY Diluain, 31 An t-Iuchar

9pm

2.30pm-4.30pm

Rick and Pam’s House Concerts: Tour of 2017

Today’s café is for Sleat Community Trust. Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Community Café Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

8pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - An Talla Mòr

Oidhche nan Ceist Gaelic Pub Quiz Night WEDNESDAY, 2 AUGUST Diciadain, 2 An Lùnastal 2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Community Café 3pm-4pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main campus

Gaelic on Holiday: Informal welcome and place-names

Cèilidh Dance

FRIDAY, 4 AUGUST Dihaoine, 4 An Lùnastal

8pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

Oidhche nan Ceist Gaelic Pub quiz

WEDNESDAY, 9 AUGUST Tarskavaig Community Café Diciadain, 9 An Lùnastal 2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

MONDAY, 7 AUGUST Diluain, 7 An Lùnastal

2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

7.30pm

Tarskavaig Community Café

Breakish Folk Club

3pm-4pm

Breakish Hall

Come along to the great wee hall on the main road in Breakish Township, just east of Broadford, for a session night of visiting and local talent.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main campus

Gaelic on holiday: Informal welcome and place-names 9.30pm-Late

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - An Talla Mòr

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FÈIS FRINGE !

FRIDAY, 11 AUGUST Dihaoine, 11 An Lùnastal

MONDAY, 14 AUGUST Diluain, 14 An Lùnastal

2pm-5pm

8pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

Tarskavaig Community Café Oidhche nan Ceist Gaelic Pub quiz SATURDAY, 12 AUGUST

Disathairne, 12 An Lùnastal, 7.30f

WEDNESDAY, 16 AUGUST Diciadain, 16 An Lùnastal

7.30pm

Tarskavaig Hall

Tarneybackle Traditional Scots concert

THURSDAY, 10 AUGUST Diardaoin, 10 An Lùnastal

10.30am

Museum of the Isles, Armadale Castle

Family Fun Activities 11am-2pm Ardvasar Hall

Charity Café Today’s café is for Friends of Broadford Hospital.

Tarneybackle known by their fans as 'the sultans of trad', are one of those lively bands that get toes tapping and audiences singing. The trio from Perthshire comprise former Talisker band member John Davidson, guitar and vocals; singer and percussionist, Lorna Davidson; and Tarneybackle founder Sandy Marshall, guitar and vocals. Very limited space in this village hall with the best veiw in the Hebrides. Entry by donation.

SUNDAY, 13 AUGUST Là na Sàbaid, 13 An Lùnastal 10am

Tormore Forest, Sleat

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tormore Community Forest volunteer day

9pm

2.30pm-4.30pm

Cèilidh Dance

Rick and Pam's House Concerts: Tour of 2017

2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Community Café Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - An Talla Mòr

See p25 for details.

A house in Ardvasar

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See Monday, 17 July for details.

2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Community Café

LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED Leave No Stone Unturned is an artist’s book that gathers together a number of works by Katharine Barrington, including paintings, installations and performances. Turning to the sea and mountains these works have all been made or performed over the last year in and around Sleat. They are an ongoing attempt to find purpose and humour down by the shore. Please look out for copies at Feis venues and local businesses.

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FÈIS FRINGE

FOR DETAILS OF REGULAR FRINGE EVENTS, SEE PAGE 24

THURSDAY, 24 AUGUST

Diardaoin, 24 An Lùnastal

3pm-4pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main campus

9pm

11am-2pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

Cèilidh Dance

Ardvasar Hall

Charity Café Today’s café is for Young Carers

Gaelic on holiday: Informal welcome and place-names FRIDAY, 18 AUGUST Dihaoine, 18 An Lùnastal 8pm-10pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

Open Music Session

Ardvasar Hall

Charity Café Today’s café is for SEALL.

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Community Café

THURSDAY, 17 AUGUST MONDAY, 21 AUGUST Diardaoin, 17 An Lùnastal Diluain, 21 An Lùnastal 11am-2pm

2pm-5pm

8pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - An Talla Mòr

Oidhche nan Ceist Gaelic Pub quiz

2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Community Café WEDNESDAY, 23 AUGUST Diciadain, 23 An Lùnastal Tarskavaig Communities Hall

2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Community Café 9pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - An Talla Mòr

Cèilidh Dance FRIDAY, 25 AUGUST Dihaoine, 25 An Lùnastal 2pm-5pm

Tarskavaig Communities Hall

Tarskavaig Community Café SUNDAY, 27 AUGUST Là na Sàbaid, 27 An Lùnastal,1f Café 1925, Ardvasar

and Pam’s House Tarskavaig Community Café Rick Concerts: Tour of 2017 3pm-4pm Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, main campus THURSDAY, 31 AUGUST Gaelic on holiday: Informal Diardaoin, 31An Lùnastal welcome and place-names Tarskavaig Communities Hall

8pm-10pm

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

Open Music Session

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11am-2pm Ardvasar Hall

Charity Café Today’s café is for Fàs Mòr

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BARS, FOOD AND SERVICES Deoch, biadh 's buthan Bars

Shops

All evening events have a bar, which will open 30 minutes before the event. Children are welcome, even in licensed premises.

Community Shop, Post Office and Petrol Station, Armadale Sleat Community Trust owns and manages the community shop with a general store, wines, snacks, wholefoods and other gifts, with Post Office Services and fuel.

Evening meals Plan your evening meals ahead. None of the event venues serve meals. Hotels in Sleat (the closest are in Ardvasar and Isleornsay) serve bar meals. Also look in on The Pasta Shed on Armadale Pier and check out several cafés and restaurants in Broadford, Kyleakin, Kyle and Portree, if you are coming a distance.

Daytime food Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Café Ostaig Visit Café Ostaig in the college campus above the road, for a good selection of soups, sandwiches and home baking - this is a good place to practise your Gaelic as well!

An Crùbh, Duisdale The new community hub 5 miles north of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig near Isleornsay. The Stables Clan Donald Skye Restaurant at the entrance to Armadale Castle Gardens. Hotel Eilean Iarmain Birlinn Restaurant, selected for the 2017 Good Food Guide, serves a fine menu of fresh local produce. Am Praban bar offers hearty bar meals.

An Crùbh, Duisdale An Crùbh has a large well stocked shop of groceries, wines and gifts. MacGillivray Motors Based in Armadale for all garage services. Broadford has shops, including a lateopening Co-op. The petrol station in Broadford is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for fuel.

Charity Cafés in Ardvasar Hall Each Thursday 11 am - 2 pm For some fabulous home baking, light lunches and a very warm welcome there’s nothing like dipping into one of the weekly charity cafés, hosted by different local and national charities. Rest your weary legs and support local causes by eating cake and talk to the Sleat community.

Taxis

Nicolson, Kilmore 01471 844338 James', Ardvasar 07894 442209 Waterloo, Broadford 01471 822630

Tarskavaig Hall Café Wednesday, Thursday and Friday From 8 July to 28 August from 2pm - 5 pm. The township of Tarskavaig must have the village hall with the best view anywhere in Scotland. Add to that some quality home-baking and it becomes a well recommended stop on the beautiful Tarskavaig - Ord loop road.

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Learn a little Gaelic—Bruidhinn Gaidhlig A bheil thu ag iarraidh beagan Gàidhlig ionnsachadh? Do you want to learn a bit of Gaelic? Gaelic - traditionally the language of the Garden of Eden - is returning, through our Gaelic Medium Primary School, Bun Sgoil Shlèite or Sleat Primary School, and further education at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College. Gaelic is not (yet) used widely within the community, and not all Fèis helpers have Gaelic, but listen out.

A first lesson

‘ch’ is the soft sound used in ‘loch’ ‘bh’ and ‘mh’ are pronounced ‘v’ ‘uh’ (in the phonetic) as in the slang ‘duh!’ Good morning

Madainn mhath

mattin va

How much is it?

Dè na tha e?

jay na ha e?

Good afternoon

Feasgar math

faysker ma

Adult

Inbheach

inavuhch

Good night

Oidhche mhath

a-eechuh va

Adults

Inbhich

inaveech

How are you?

Ciamar a tha thu?

kimmer a ha oo?

Children

Clann

clown

I am well

Tha gu math

ha goo ma

Did you enjoy that?

An do chord sin ribh?

Uhn duh chawhst shin ruhyv

It is beautiful today

Tha i brèagha an-diugh

Ha ee breea-uh ahn jooh

I enjoyed that

Chòrd sin rium

Chawst shin rewhm

I would like a ticket

Tha mi ag iarraidh aon tiocaid

ha mee gee-aree uh-n tiket

Thank you

Mòran taing

Moran tang

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Thank you—Moran taing The Festival is organised by SEALL - Skye Events for All - the community-led promoter on Skye. SEALL is a Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status registered in Scotland SC 024859 SEALL Directors Eileen Armstrong Robert Spode Jacqui MacKinnon Rosie MacDonald Duncan MacInnes Kath NicLeoid Alasdair MacAoidh Pam Allan Event Management Artistic Director Administration Communications and Media Young Promoters Technical support SMO Short Courses

Duncan MacInnes Marie Lewis Sara Bain Fionn Mckee Arthur Brook Young Hector MacInnes Martin MacLure and team

The Skye Swing Jazz Festival FOTS Records and SEALL present three days of spectacular music, fun and dancing, featuring some of Scotland's best jazz musicians

27-29 October 2017

at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr

SEALL’s support team Thanks to all our wonderful Front of House volunteers and helpers - there are over 25 of you and you know who you are ! Bu toil leinn taing a thoirt do: The Trustees and Staff of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. All the performers. All the community groups who get involved Those not named who find themselves on stage as performers or ‘Fear no Bean an Taighe’. All those who helped us out in moments of panic. Other local organisers of the community venues All those who donated raffle prizes. Our funders and sponsors We applaud you - mòran taing a h-uile duine ! Funders and Sponsors Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Highland Council, Sleat Community Council SEALL is a Member of The Touring Network, Visit Sleat, The Traditional Music Forum, The National Rural Touring Forum and The Traditional Music and Song Association

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15 - 20 JULY 2017 10am to 5pm An Crùbh Duisdale www.skyefestival.scot

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Heart of the Gaelic community

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here is something very special about Eilean Iarmain. Located in one of the most idyllic settings on the Isle of Skye, with its panoramic views across the Sound of Sleat to the Scottish mainland, Eilean Iarmain is a place of stunning natural beauty and a unique enchantment. This is a place renowned for its magical allure. There is much more to Eilean Iarmain, however, than its magnificent vistas. At Hotel Eilean Iarmain, the charming award-winning 19th century inn, open all year, visitors can relax in the cosy Pràban Bar, warm up by a log fire and enjoy candlelit dinners in the Birlinn Restaurant, as recommended in the Good Food Guide. The popular Pràban Bar is the ideal place to enjoy evenings of live music and traditional song in a friendly ceilidh atmosphere, with an excellent range of whiskies and real ales, as well as the award-winning in-house Gaelic Whiskies. Nestled by the 18th century stone pier of Eilean Iarmain are An Talla Dearg, Floraidh, and The Whisky Shop providing excellent retail therapy. An Talla Dearg, the seasonal gallery, hosts artists’ exhibitions throughout the summer months. Floraidh has a beautiful range of clothing, accessories and jewellery. The Whisky Shop not only sells the premium range of Gaelic Whiskies and related gifts, but also provides whisky tasting experiences. Tucked behind Floraidh, by the entrance to the Whisky Shop, The Gaelic Gin production will shortly begin in the bespoke bothan. Head of Whisky Sales, Rosalyn MacLeod, said: “The distilling of Gaelic Gin will provide another attraction for visitors. Among the Gin related opportunities visitors can create personalised labels as a gift or to mark a celebration and learn about the distilling process.” “Following the Gaelic Whiskies tradition, the names of The Gaelic Gin range will reflect the rich linguistic and cultural heritage of Gaelic. We like to suggest the flavour of the spirit is greatly improved by having Gaelic on the label!”

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Sir Iain Noble and Eilean Iarmain

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t the heart of Eilean Iarmain is the Gaelic heritage, language and culture. Sir Iain Noble, a man of remarkable vision and one of Scotland’s most far sighted entrepreneurs, believed that pride and morale in the Gaelic language and culture were key to economic development in the Highlands and Islands. He made it his life’s mission to bring greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of the vital relevance of Gaelic and raising the profile of its rich linguistic heritage locally, nationally and internationally. Establishing Fearann Eilean Iarmain in 1972, Sir Iain made a commitment to reversing the decline in Gaelic and reinvigorating the local economy. Promoting the heritage and culture through commercial enterprises and focusing on innovative and ambitious endeavours, ensuring Gaelic in the working environment, education, and the community. As part of his endeavours to ensure Gaelic at all levels of education, Sir Iain established one of the first Gaelic play schools and founded the Gaelic College of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Sir Iain’s intrepid and indomitable spirit played a key role in imparting and inspiring the next generation. The whisky business of Pràban na Linne, The Gaelic Whiskies, was founded in 1976 by Sir Iain to create employment and career opportunities in the area and to provide an authentic whisky, of quality, for the Gaelic speaking Hebridean islands of Scotland. The continuing accomplishments of Fearann Eilean Iarmain are Sir Iain’s legacy.

Uisge beatha P

ràban na Linne is one of the few remaining independent businesses in the Scottish whisky industry. The principal brands developed by Sir Iain in 1976, with the names of the whiskies reflecting the rich linguistic and cultural heritage of Gaelic, are Tè Bheag, MacNaMara and the popular Poit Dubh – bottled at 8, 12, and 21 years. To ensure the best of quality and following tradition, Sir Iain was an early advocate of unchilled and unfiltered whisky. The unchilfiltered Gaelic Whiskies have gained international recognition for their exceptionally soft and smooth character, acclaimed by connoisseurs


OUTDOOR-TYPE: Scott MacKenzie.

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In keeping with tradition

onservation, crofting and community are important aspects in the work of Fearann Eilean Iarmain’s head stalker, Scott MacKenzie. With a wealth of experience and outdoor skills, Scott’s remit includes providing fishing, wildlife walks, Argocat safaris photography tours and outdoor pursuits, alongside the traditional sporting activities. Visitors to Fearann Eilean Iarmain can enjoy the diversity of this most special of Hebridean landscapes and gain a deeper understanding of the environment and the Gaelic culture that has shaped it – the local history, the place names, the legends. He said: “We want to provide a memorable adventure for our guests, with the very best of opportunities to spot wildlife in their natural surroundings.” As Fearann Eilean Iarmain was at the heart of the Gaelic revival in Sleat, it is very important to continue to be a strong part of the community. Scott describes Fearann Eilean Iarmain’s close ties and relationships with the crofting communities and the vital engagement with these communities to ensure the land is managed appropriately to support the traditional crofting and farming activities that are so important a part of Fearann Eilean Iarmain. Hotel Eilean Iarmain is committed to providing year-round employment, and remains open throughout the year, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy the landscape throughout the varied seasons. The winter months often provide the most beautiful and alluring views, with dramatic dawns and dusks, perfect for enjoying a wildlife photography tour.

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Open 1 April - 15 October 10am - 5.30pm (Last entry 5pm) CLAN EXHIBITION • BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE RELICS • HOLIDAY COTTAGES EVENTS & WEDDINGS • SEAL TRIPS • LOCH CRUISES & FISHING TRIPS • ST KILDA SHOP • MACLEOD TABLES CAFÉ •

WILDLIFE AT DUNVEGAN CASTLE

Seal trips, loch cruises and fishing trips running 1 April - 30 September SEAL TRIPS & LOCH CRUISES (10am - 5pm) A favourite with children and adults alike, take an exhilarating 25min boat trip to see the seal colony and observe these playful sea mammals at close quarters. You may see many species of birds including the Arctic tern, heron and sea eagle.

LOCH CRUISES & FISHING TRIPS (9-11am and 5-7pm) Bonnie Prince Charlie had to leave Skye in a hurry, but you can stay for as long as you like to enjoy the varied wildlife of Loch Dunvegan and the spectacular views of the Outer Hebrides across the expeditions for up to four people.

With their unrivalled knowledge of good spots for pollock, mackerel and coalfish, our boatmen will do their very best to ensure that you don’t return empty handed. Rods and tackle are provided free of charge. To book please call our marine booking office on 01470 521500.

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Skye Festival programme 2017  

The Skye Festival or Fèis an Eilein runs for almost the entire months of July and August.

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