Comunn Gàidhealach an Òbain Old New Year cèilidh
Comunn Gàidhealach an Òbain held an Old New Year cèilidh at the Oban Masonic Hall on Saturday.
The celebration of the New Year as calculated by the Julian calendar has long been recognised in Scotland; this year it falls on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
It was a good old-fashioned- style cèilidh for an Old New Year, with more than 60 people sitting down to enjoy music and stories and a buffet made by members. It was a great way to mark the end of 2015 for Comunn Gàidhealach an Òbain, and for all the work members did to make the Royal National Mòd’s visit to the town in 2015 such a great success.
Alasdair MacDonald of Connel provided music for the cèilidh on the
Piper Alastair MacLean and Mary Catherine MacNeil, a Mòd medallist
and his mother, who both performed at the cèilidh.
Mary and Freddie MacKenzie; a traditional gold medal winner at the Mòd,
Freddie was one of the singers at the cèilidh.
Saturday night was a good, old-fashioned cèilidh, with music and stories and a good chance to catch up with old friends.
Danny MacRae was fear-an-tighe for the evening, while Skye’s
Iona Macdonald was one of the singers.
The ladies who did all the hard work getting the buffet ready: Morag Smith, Chrissie Grant, Babs MacIntyre, Mary MacNeil and Anne Garvin.