Immigration Songs: Gaelic song workshop with Calum Alex Macmillan

Sat 15 July

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As we commemorate the centenary of the sailing of SS Metagama in 1923, join in Lewis talent Calum Alex Macmillan for an hour-long workshop to learn some Gaelic songs about immigration. Open to all ages and levels of Gaelic fluency. Booking essential.

This workshop will be held in An Lanntair’s Drum room.

Calum Alex Macmillan was born and brought up in the Isle of Lewis, surrounded by traditional music and Gaelic song from a young age. He has gone to become one of Scotland’s leading Gaelic singers. He is one of the youngest ever winners of the Mod Gold Medal, adding the traditional Gold medal and the traditional prize from the Pan Celtic festival to this.  As well as maintaining a successful career as solo singer and piper, Calum Alex was part of the Gaelic supergroup ‘Dàimh’ between 2006 and 2012 recording two critically acclaimed albums and performing extensively throughout the UK and Europe. He was also part of the all-male Gaelic supergroup Na Seòid.  2017 saw the release of a new solo album, ‘Till – Return’ featuring traditional and contemporary songs from his native Lewis alongside some newly self-penned pipe music.

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