FERGIE MACDONALD

Sat 16 Jul

World renowned Ceilidh King, Fergie is no stranger to the islands where for many a year he played the length and breadth of the Outer Hebrides in ‘bothans’ and other gathering halls. With a traditional west coast style that is perfect for ceilidh dancing, Fergie was, and is still, very much demand although in more recent times his travelling has been tempered.

A legend in his own right he has been playing since he picked up his first box at the tender age of 9 and for a musician who can neither read nor write music he is certainly one of the most prolific with many famous tunes ‘covered’ by numerous artists, and over 50 albums to his credit over the years.

We are absolutely delighted that he is closing An Lanntair’s special programme this year in what will be his own inimitable style.

Expect a first half of stories and tunes compèred by band mate Allan Henderson and a second half where he will be joined by his band which includes Allan, daughter Morven, son John, Addie Harper and Hugh MacCallum.