Islayâ€™s CÃ²isir GhÃ idhlig ÃŒle, the Islay Gaelic Choir, will join with the Glasgow Islay Gaelic Choir and Islay Pipe Band in a concert sponsored by Iomairt Chille Chomain, celebrating Homecoming Scotland 2009 on Saturday 18th April at 7:30pm in Bowmore Village Hall. The eveningâ€™s Fear an Taigh will be Islayâ€™s well-known son, George Robertson, Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, an enthusiastic advocate of Islayâ€™s cultural life.
The two choirs will each sing their own Gaelic pieces, as will the prizewinning CÃ²isir GhÃ idhlig ÃŒleâ€™s Ladies Choir. There will be Gaelic songs by solo and duet performers and the choirs will also join to sing as a massed choir. If the song â€˜Cearcall aâ€™ Chuainâ€™ written by Calum and Ruairaidh DÃ²mhnallach of Runrig fame is a favourite, be sure to come along ! The sound will be fantastic.
Following the concert, a ceilidh dance with Islay Accordion and Fiddle Band will be held in the Lesser Hall of Bowmore Hall. Tickets for the concert, which include ceilidh entry, are available from Port MÃ²r, Ionad Chaluim Chille ÃŒle (the Columba Centre), and Iain Laurie, Port Ellen, or at the door if still available.