Anne will celebrate her 70th birth­day at fes­ti­val

The Oban Times - - 14 Leisure -

SINGER, broas­caster and Obanite, Anne Lorne Gillies cel­e­brates her 70th birth­day at the open­ing night of Blas Mu­sic Fes­ti­val.

The fes­ti­val, that will take place over nine days across the High­lands and Ar­gyll, will use this as an op­por­tu­nity to celebrate her many mu­si­cal achieve­ments.

Arthur Cor­mack OBE of Fèisean nan Gàid­heal, who will be mak­ing a rare singing ap­pear­ance at the event, said: ‘We are de­lighted to be able to celebrate the ca­reer of one of our fore­most Gaelic singers at this year’s Blas Fes­ti­val.

‘We seem to hon­our peo­ple most of­ten af­ter they have left us but I am de­lighted Blas will celebrate the voice and ca­reer of some­one still very much with us.’

Anne Lorne Gil­lles, a for­mer Oban High School pupil, who won a Mòd gold medal as a teenager, said: ‘It would have been im­pos­si­ble to as­sem­ble a cast of ab­so­lutely ev­ery­one I have worked with over the years but the line-up we have brought to­gether is no­table for all sorts of rea­sons and in­cludes Arthur Cor­mack, Kath­leen MacInnes, as well as one of my own re­la­tions, An­gus Macleod, from In­ver­ness.

‘I am more than de­lighted that my daugh­ters, Marsali and Ragh­naid, will be com­ing from Sara­jevo and Eng­land to ap­pear along­side me and my ac­com­pa­ny­ing mu­si­cians.’

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