Co­munn Gàid­healach an Òbain Old New Year cèilidh

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

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

ac­cor­dion.

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.

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