Sea­saidh Leag­saidh - a com­edy mas­ter­class

The Oban Times - - Letters -

I’M BE­GIN­NING to won­der when I will be able to stop laugh­ing af­ter sit­ting in an au­di­ence treated to the best of com­edy in the Mitchell Theatre on Satur­day, Septem­ber 19.

Calum Mackin­non - as three dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters - had the whole au­di­ence in stitches from start to fin­ish helped, of course, by the bril­liantly funny Seonag Monk and Daib­hidh Walker.

His first guise was as a ner­vous and com­pletely use­less master of cer­e­monies who tried to in­tro­duce the whole show by telling a sim­ple joke he couldn’t re­mem­ber. He even­tu­ally man­aged to in­tro­duce Calum MacInnes to sing and play a few coun­try clas­sics on guitar and pi­ano. It was an ex­cel­lent start.

The next char­ac­ter he played was a but­ler who got drunker and drunker while drink­ing toasts with the lady of the house, played by Seonag Monk.

Af­ter the in­ter­val, it was time for Sea­saidh Leag­saidh to take the stage. This be­came out­ra­geously funny. At one point, Sea­saidh Lexy was sup­pos­edly hav­ing a baby, with Daib­hidh Walker play­ing the mid­wife. The au­di­ence were in fits.

There was huge energy to the whole per­for­mance - the ac­tors were clearly en­joy­ing the hu­mour as much as the au­di­ence.

By the end, the au­di­ence was buzzing. I think I’ll prob­a­bly stop laugh­ing half­way through next week.

Glas­gow Skye open­ing con­cert a big suc­cess

THE GLAS­GOW Skye had an suc­ces­ful start to its 150th sea­son on Satur­day, Septem­ber 12 in the Craw­ford Hall.

The singers were Josie Burgess, Rhona Mor­ri­son, Alas­dair Whyte and Calum An­gus Mac­don­ald and the in­stru­men­tal­ists were Shona Mas­son on the fid­dle and John Gillies mak­ing his first ap­pear­ance as the new as­so­ci­a­tion piper. The

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